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Nick on the Rocks

Liberty Gold Mines

January 19, 2017

Washington’s gold rush isn’t over. Find out how gold came to Washington and where active mines still produce gold — if you know how to find it.


Nick Zentner

Nick Zentner is the science outreach and education coordinator for the Department of Geological Sciences at Central Washington University.  He has produced more than 40 short videos about Central Washington geology. Since 2008, Zentner’s colloquial, humorous lectures have made him a popular speaker at educational and civic organizations throughout the Northwest. In 2015, Nick received the prestigious James Shea Award, a National Association of Geoscience Teachers award recognizing exceptional delivery of Earth Science content to the general public.  

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Great video! Really enjoyed it, keep them coming and looking forward to more episodes!

Thank you, Wes.  Hope that we can continue to make these.

I am familiar with Nick's public outreach through these types of brief subject info films. They are excellant for developing an interest reference. I encoutage further expansion of these films and more inclusion in your short topic between major shows on KCTS or the cable networks.

Thanks Bruce.  Am hoping that you and others know that there are hour-long lectures that go deeper at

Love to learn about Pacific NW geology!

Me too!

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