Mineral Identification – samples only



These are just the samples used in the Mineral Identification Made Easy study.

There are over 60 samples in this kit, in addition to a Mohs hardness test kit. All samples are bagged individually and labelled. Samples may vary slightly due to availability.

Included in this collection: 

  • 12 rock-forming minerals including quartz, muscovite mica, potassium feldspar, sodium feldspar, calcium feldspar, biotite mica, amphibole (hornblende var.), pyroxene (augite var.), jasper, magnetite, calcite, and olivine
  • Nine Mohs minerals including talc, gypsum, calcite, fluorite, apatite, feldspar, quartz crystal, topaz and corundum
  • 10 minerals illustrating crystal habits including a beryl crystal, fluorite crystal, ruby crystal, calcite crystal, barite rosette, galena crystal, gypsum rosette, magnetite crystal, garnet crystal
  • Set of representative minerals for each of the mineral families: silicate family, native element, oxide family, carbonate family, halide family, sulfate family, sulfide family, phosphate family, borate family (9 minerals total)
  • The Mohs hardness test kit including instructions, hardness table, white and black streak plates, glass scratch plate, card-stock test strips, magnet and magnifying glass
  • 11 basic rock types illustrating their most common characteristic. The set should include 2 plutonic rocks (granite and gabbro), 2 volcanic rocks (basalt and rhyolite), 2 pyroclastic rocks (pumice and tuff), 2 metamorphic rocks (gneiss and quartzite), and 3 sedimentary rocks (sandstone, limestone, and bituminous coal)
  • 10 gemstones (in the rough or polished): suggested gemstones – agate, sapphire, emerald, tourmaline, iolite, lapis lazuli, green garnet, aquamarine, lace agate, amethyst 

If you would like just the book, click here. If you would like the complete kit, click here.


All prices are in US dollars.  For international shipping please contact us at northwestexpedition@msn.com.



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