Rocks & Minerals for Geology Lessons

Sets and samples of rocks and minerals give students a "rocking" hands-on experience. Help identify a mineral by determining its hardness and performing a streak test. Everyone loves to pull apart the layers from a specimen of mica. Don't be fooled by the seemingly normal Sticky Stones; they're magnetic! Show students a chunk of graphite from an old historic mine in New Hampshire. They will be fascinated with the idea of writing with a piece of mineral. Common fluorescent minerals, sensitive to long-wave ultraviolet (UVA) light, can be made to fluoresce using any of the fluorescent "black lights" we carry. What happens when nearly 1 billion Joules of lighting energy strikes sand? Fulgurite, tubular formations are typical of the result!
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  • Obsidian Arrowheads

    Obsidian Arrowheads

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    A great demonstration tool when teaching about Native Americans, igneous rocks, or man's early use of tools.
    $1.50–$14.95
  • Starter Geode Kit

    Starter Geode Kit

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    Crack open these real geodes and discover the amazing crystal treasure inside!
    $19.95
  • Mica

    Mica

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    When placed between two crossed polarizing filters, beautiful colors can be observed.
    $10.95
  • Sticky Stones

    Sticky Stones

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    Don't be fooled by these seemingly normal stones; they're magnetic!
    $6.95–$24.95
  • Naturally Magnetic Lodestone (Magnetite)

    Naturally Magnetic Lodestone (Magnetite)

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    Lodestone is a natural magnet that will attract objects such as staples, iron filings and needles.
    $4.95
  • Graphite from the Franklin Pierce Mine

    Graphite from the Franklin Pierce Mine

    Your students will be fascinated with the idea of writing with a mineral.
    $13.25
  • Small Geode Pairs

    Small Geode Pairs

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    Beautiful 1" to 2" (2.5 cm to 5.0 cm) geodes, cut open and polished.
    $4.95
  • Geodes Slices

    Geodes Slices

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    These 1/8 inch thick agate slices are beautifully colored and highly polished.
    $8.25
  • Fluorescent Mineral Set

    Fluorescent Mineral Set

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    An uncommon and totally cool addition to any mineral unit.
    $14.25
  • Mineral Sorting Kit

    Mineral Sorting Kit

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    Sort and identify 15 rock and mineral samples.
    $13.95
  • Rocks, Fossils, Minerals & Gems

    Rocks, Fossils, Minerals & Gems

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    Each set of 21 specimens comes in a labeled, 7" x 3.5" display case that can be opened for closer inspection....
    $8.95–$21.95
  • Geodes for Splitting (package of 6)

    Geodes for Splitting (package of 6)

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    Reveal a variety of crystal formations within these geodes!
    $19.95
  • Hardness / Streak Test Kit

    Hardness / Streak Test Kit

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    Help identify a mineral by determining its hardness and performing a streak test.
    $13.95
  • Fulgurite - Lightning Fused Sand

    Fulgurite - Lightning Fused Sand

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    What happens when nearly one billion Joules of lighting energy strikes sand?
    $24.95
  • Pyrite Cubes

    Pyrite Cubes

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    Cubic specimens of FeS2, formed over 100 million years ago by sulfur reacting with iron.
    $9.95
  • Pumice Samples

    Pumice Samples

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    Explore and observe the product of an actual volcano.
    $5.95
  • Meteorite Fragments

    Meteorite Fragments

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    Authentic meteorites from a number of significant falls.
    $29.95