Third-graders at St. Ann School recently enjoyed an opportunity to explore the earth without leaving Metairie, through a visit from Diamond Del’s Mobile Mine.

Each student was given a mining box of Brazilian mining ore. The students then moved the boxes through a stream of flowing water to find more than 15 different types of rocks and minerals.

Students brought the items they found back to the classroom, where they used an identification chart to learn more about each rock and mineral.