Rocks and Minerals, the Stuff of the Earth, Samples Only



This is just the samples and the Mohs hardness test kit for the Rocks and Minerals, the Stuff of the Earth study.

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This set includes over 60 rock and mineral samples and a Mohs hardness test kit:

  • 8 crystals illustrating crystal habits (selection depends on availability)
  • 9 Mohs minerals (talc, gypsum, calcite, fluorite, apatite, feldspar, quartz, topaz and corundum)
  • 12 metamorphic rocks (gneiss, schist, slate, phyllite, serpentinite, steatite, amphibolite, quartzite, greenstone, marble, anthracite, and hornfels)
  • 4 plutonic rocks (gabbro, diorite, granodiorite and granite)
  • 12 rock-forming minerals (quartz, calcite, potassium feldspar, sodium feldspar, muscovite mica, jasper, olivine, amphibole, pyroxene, calcium feldspar, magnetite, biotite mica) (see picture above)
  • 13 sedimentary rocks (shale, siltstone, sandstone, breccia, arkose, conglomerate, limestone, travertine, coquina, fossil limestone, chalk, halite, bituminous coal)
  • 9 volcanic rocks (basalt, rhyolite, dacite, andesite, obsidian, scoria, pumice, tuff, vesicular basalt)
  • Mohs hardness test kit including 2 streak plates (white and black), scratch plate, and magnet)

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