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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.
Mineral Country Color Luster Streak Hardness
1 Snowflake Obsidian United States / Japan Opaque black with "Snowflake" appearance Vitreous White 5-5.5
2 Sodalite Brazil / Canada Royal Blue with some White Dull vitreous to greasy White 5.5-6
3 Amethyst Uruguay / Mexico Violet Vitreous / Glossy White 7
4 Unakite South Africa / United States Range from dark to olive green with a salmon to peach color Dull    Colorless 6-7
5 Rose Quartz Madagascar / Russia Pink Vitreous / Glossy White 7
6 Aventurine India / Chile Dark Green Vitreous / Glossy White 7
7 Pyrite Spain / Peru Pale brass yellow Metallic Brown 6-6.5
8 Tiger's Eye Africa Brown to Gold Silky Gold-Brown Yellow 7
9 Amazonite Australia / Nabia Green to Blue-Green Vitreous White 6-6.5 
10 Hematite Canada / England Silver to Black Dull, Metallic Dark Red 5.5-6.5
11 Citrine Russia / Brazil Pale Yellow to Brown - Translucent Glassy to Vitreous White 7
12 Calcite China / Turkey White Vitreous, earthy White 3

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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.