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Panning For Sand Rubies In Sabino Canyon Creek   2 comments

Spring Flowers  (1 of 1)-9 strike it rich blog framePanning For Sand Rubies (Garnets) In Sabino Canyon Creek — Image by kenne

One of the programs Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN) teach is, “Strike It Rich,” in which elementary students pan for garnets. The program focuses on geology; students learn how the Santa Catalina Mountains were formed and the minerals that are in them. The minerals are easily identifiable in the sands near the creek, making panning a fun and exciting activity.


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