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Minerals From Around The World

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Uncover the mysteries in common minerals with this great little kit. It includes 12 minerals from around the world.
Test, classify and identify your mineral specimens using the basic tools included.

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Age: 8 +

What You Get
Minerals From Around The World, boxed. Includes 12 minerals, magnifier, nail, streak plate and guide. The box measures 18 x 12 x 4 cm.
How does it work?
Minerals are the building blocks of rocks. Scientifically, they are defined as naturally occurring, inorganic solids with a definite chemical composition and a regular atomic structure. It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between a rock and a mineral. Coal is an example of a rock that's not a mineral. Coal is formed from decayed plants and animals - thus, is not inorganic and not classified as a mineral. You'll learn a lot more about fascinating minerals with this kit.
Teach
  • All about minerals.
  • The difference between a rock and a mineral.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.
No.
MineralCountryColorLusterStreakHardness
1Snowflake ObsidianUnited States / JapanOpaque black with "Snowflake" appearanceVitreousWhite5-5.5
2SodaliteBrazil / CanadaRoyal Blue with some WhiteDull vitreous to greasyWhite5.5-6
3AmethystUruguay / MexicoVioletVitreous / GlossyWhite7
4UnakiteSouth Africa / United StatesRange from dark to olive green with a salmon to peach colorDull   Colorless6-7
5Rose QuartzMadagascar / RussiaPinkVitreous / GlossyWhite7
6AventurineIndia / ChileDark GreenVitreous / GlossyWhite7
7PyriteSpain / PeruPale brass yellowMetallicBrown6-6.5
8Tiger's EyeAfricaBrown to GoldSilkyGold-Brown Yellow7
9AmazoniteAustralia / NabiaGreen to Blue-GreenVitreousWhite6-6.5 
10HematiteCanada / EnglandSilver to BlackDull, MetallicDark Red5.5-6.5
11CitrineRussia / BrazilPale Yellow to Brown - TranslucentGlassy to VitreousWhite7
12CalciteChina / TurkeyWhiteVitreous, earthyWhite3

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Minerals From Around The World

Minerals From Around The World

Uncover the mysteries in common minerals with this great little kit. It includes 12 minerals from around the world.
Test, classify and identify your mineral specimens using the basic tools included.