Rocks Minerals and Fossils
Boxed Rock & Mineral Collections






rocks, minerals, gemstones
Boxed Collections

We have a variety of rock and mineral collections available in boxed display trays. The specimens in these collections may be removed from the trays for hands-on examination and study.



Rock and Mineral collections

Science Olympiad Collections

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Item # Item Description Price
rocks and minerals
W201
High School Science Olympiad Rock Collection - This Rock Collection, is recommended for middle and high school student projects. It includes 45 specimens covering igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Also included is our Rock Cycle Chart, plus the Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary Rock Charts. Each collection has a numbered identification key of the specimens. The specimen sizes are at least 1.5" x 0.75" and are shipped in a compartmented tray with box. Please email or call us if you would like a list of the rocks included. $55.00

rocks and minerals
W202
High School Science Olympiad Mineral Collection - This Mineral Collection is recommended for middle and high school student projects. It includes 72 specimens plus 8 testing tools. Also included is our Introductory Guide to Rocks and Minerals. This booklet covers what minerals and rocks are and how they are formed plus a list of properties as such luster, hardness, streak, specific gravity and cleavage. Collection comes with a numbered identification key of the specimens. The specimen sizes are at least 1.0" x 0.75" and are shipped in a compartmented tray with box. Please email or call us if you would like a list of the minerals included. $95.00

rocks and minerals
W203
Elementary Science Olympiad Rock and Mineral Collection - This Special Collection for Elementary Grades has been developed for primary schools that are preparing for competition. The collection includes 36 specimens of the most common varieties of rocks and minerals plus 4 testing tools. Our Introductory Guide to Rocks and Minerals is included. This booklet covers what minerals and rocks are and how they are formed plus a list of properties such as luster, hardness, streak, specific gravity and cleavage. Also included is our Rock Cycle Chart, plus the Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary Rock Charts. Each collection has a numbered identification key of the specimens. The specimen sizes are at least 1.5"x .75" and shipped in a compartmented tray with box. We can also change the specimens in this collection to meet your specific teaching needs. Please email or call us us if you would like a list of the rocks and minerals included. $53.00

Rock and Mineral Collections

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Item # Item Description Price
rocks, minerals, gemstones
1300-000
Introductory Rock Collection - Back in stock! Fifteen 1.5" specimens in a display box. Five specimens of each of the three rock types: igneous (granite, obsidian, pumice, basalt, porphyry), metamorphic (gneiss, schist, slate, marble, quartzite) and sedimentary (conglomerate, gypsum, shale, limestone, sandstone). Includes an informational key and rock cycle chart. 19.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1300-LAR
Premium Rock Collection - Back in stock! A GREAT COLLECTION! We have had a number of inquiries about collections of larger specimens so we are now offering this premium rock collection which includes 12 of our 3 inch plus lab size specimens. The 12 are granite, basalt, pumice, obsidian, conglomerate, sandstone, shale, limestone, gneiss, schist, slate and marble. Includes a key and our booklet titled Introductory Guide to Rocks and Minerals. $59.95

1301-000
Introductory Mineral Collection - Twelve 1.5" specimens (hematite, pyrite, graphite, gypsum, halite, calcite, selenite, apatite, quartz, muscovite, olivine and microcline) in a display box. Minerals are elements or compounds generally formed by natural and usually inorganic processes and, with few exceptions, have distinct crystalline structures. $27.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1301-LAR
Premium Mineral Collection - A GREAT COLLECTION! We have had a number of inquiries about collections of larger specimens so we are now offering this premium mineral collection which includes 12 of our 3 inch plus lab size specimens. The 12 are malachite, talc, magnetite, hematite, bauxite, fluorite, calcite, quartz, gypsum, aragonite, mica and dolomite. Includes a key and our booklet titled Introductory Guide to Rocks and Minerals. $85.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1309-000
Igneous Rock Collection - Fifteen 1.5" specimens (biotite granite, granite, syenite, diorite, gabbro, anorthosite, hornblende basalt porphyry, trachyte porphyry, felsite, andesite, basalt, obsidian, pitchstone, pumice, scoria) in a display box. Includes a key, rock cycle chart and igneous rock chart. To view more igneous rock related items, click here. $19.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1309-LAR
Igneous Rock Collection - Large Specimens - A GREAT COLLECTION! We have had a number of inquiries about collections of larger specimens so we are now offering this igneous rock collection which includes 12 of our 3 inch plus lab size specimens. The 12 are biotite granite, granite, syenite, diorite, gabbro, trachyte porphyry, felsite, andesite, basalt, obsidian, pumice and scoria. Includes a key and a igneous rock chart. To view more igneous rock related items, click here. $59.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1311-000
Metamorphic Rock Collection - Fifteen 1.5" specimens (biotite gneiss, graphite schist, staurolite mica schist, garnet mica schist, chlorite schist, slate, phyllite, soapstone, quartzite, serpentine, epidosite, marble, serpentine marble, amphibolite, hornfels) in a display box. Includes a key, rock cycle chart and a metamorphic rock chart. To see more metamorphic rock related items, click here. $19.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1311-LAR
Metamorphic Rock Collection - Large Specimens - A GREAT COLLECTION! We have had a number of inquiries about collections of larger specimens so we are now offering this metamorphic rock collection which includes 12 of our 3 inch plus lab size specimens. The 12 are biotite gneiss, graphite schist, staurolite mica schist, garnet mica schist, chlorite schist, slate, soapstone, quartzite, epidosite, marble, amphibolite and hornfels. Includes a key and a metamorphic rock chart. $59.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1313-000
Sedimentary Rock Collection - Back in stock!. Fifteen 1.5" specimens (conglomerate, banded sandstone, sandstone, quartz sandstone, arkose, shale, oil shale, limestone, oolitic limestone, fossil limestone, dolomite, rock gypsum, calcareous tufa, rock salt, bituminous coal) in a display box. Includes a key, rock cycle chart and sedimentary rock chart. For additional sedimentary rock related items, click here. $19.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1313-LAR
Sedimentary Rock Collection -Large Specimens - A GREAT COLLECTION! We have had a number of inquiries about collections of larger specimens so we are now offering this sedimentary rock collection which includes 12 of our 3 inch plus lab size specimens. The 12 are conglomerate, sandstone, quartz sandstone, shale, oil shale, limestone, oolitic limestone, fossil limestone, rock gypsum, calcareous tufa, rock salt and bituminous coal. Includes a key and a sedimentary rock chart. $59.95


rocks, minerals, gemstones
1201-000
Introductory Earth Science Collection - This collection contains 75 specimens which are 1"+ in size plus a magnet, streak plate, hand lens and a 5" x 9" color Rock Cycle chart. The specimens include the 9 minerals of Moh's hardness scale; 13 samples for streak, luster, cleavage, fracture and specific gravity; 10 rock forming minerals; 7 ores of metals and nonmetals; 13 igneous rocks; 14 sedimentary rocks and 9 metamorphic rocks. Includes a copy of our Introductory Guide to Rocks and Minerals and rock cycle cards. $64.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1220-000
Washington School Collection - This classic collection includes 40 numbered and keyed 1.5" specimens in a display box. It includes 8 rock forming minerals (calcite, pyroxene, gypsum, amphibole, quartz, muscovite, microcline, plagioclase), 7 igneous rocks (porphyry, obsidian/pitchstone, felsite, pumice, basalt, gabbro, granite), 5 metamorphic rocks (slate, gneiss, marble, mica schist, quartzite), 8 sedimentary rocks (calcareous tufa, limestone, conglomerate, fossiliferous limestone, sandstone, shale, bituminous coal, clay), 7 ores of common metals (bauxite, galena, hematite, pyrolucite, magnetite, copper ore, pyrite) and 5 ores of non-metals (fluorite, sulfur, barite, graphite, talc). In addition, it includes a copy of our Introductory Guide to Rocks and Minerals and a 5" x 9" inch color Rock Cycle chart. $63.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1250-000
Classroom Collection or Rocks and Minerals - 50 numbered and keyed 1" specimens in a display box. Includes 7 rock forming minerals, 7 igneous rocks, 8 metamorphic rocks, 7 sedimentary rocks, 16 ores of common metals and non-metals and 5 gemstones. Nine of the rocks and minerals of the Mohs scale of harness (no diamond!) are included in the list. A copy of our Introductory Guide to Rocks and Minerals is included with the collection. $44.95

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1229-000
Rocks and Rock-Forming Minerals - This collection contains 24 specimens about 1" in size. It includes 6 minerals and 6 each of the three types of rock - igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Minerals are chemical compounds or elements found naturally in the crust of the earth. Some minerals have a fixed chemical composition, while others are a series of related compounds. Rocks are usually portions of large masses of material that make up the earth's crust. Most rocks contain several minerals. A copy of our Introductory Guide to Rocks and Minerals is included with the collection. $29.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1800
USA Collection - A sensational collection that includes a geological specimen (a rock, mineral or fossil) representing each of the 50 states. Each specimen is "keyed' for easy identification. The key also includes a useful and interesting fact about a geologic feature found in each state. Specimen Size is about 1" x 1" x 1". The removable specimens come in a nice display tray. $43.95

New Fossil Fuels Collection

fossil fuels
KER100
Fossil (Carbon) Fuels Collection - There are three major forms of fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas. All were formed hundreds of millions of years ago during the Carboniferous Period of the Paleozoic Era from about 360 to 286 million years ago. The term "Carboniferous" gets its name from carbon, the basic element in coal and other fossil fuels. At the time these fules were formed, the land was covered with swamps filled with huge trees, ferns and other large leafy plants. The fossil fuels included in this collection are the result of solar energy being captured by plants through the process of photosynthesis.

The collection includes crude oil, oil shale, tar sand, peat, gilsonite and four coal specimens -lignite, jet, bituminous and anthracite.
$15.95

KER100p
Fossil (Carbon) Fuels Collection with Poster - This collection is the same as the KER100 above but includes a full color poster: Coal - shows how coal is formed, mined, transported and used. For more details about this poster, visit our Poster page. $19.95



Physical Properties Collections

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Item # Item Description Price
rocks, minerals, gemstones
1350-000
Unusual Physical Properties of Rocks - This collection offers an exciting look at some of the most peculiar physical properties exhibited by minerals. Properties illustrated include double refraction, magnetism, taste, fluorescence, thermal expansion and conductivity. The 15 specimens in this collection are approximately 1.5" x 1.5" in size. $26.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1500-000
Cleavage Collection - Cleavage is the tendency of minerals to break along preferred directions. Some minerals tend to have one direction of cleavage: basal; others two directions: prismatic; still others have three directions: cubic or rhombohedral. Cleavage in four directions is octahedral and in six directions is dodecahedreal. This kit demonstrates 5 of these types. $12.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1512-000
Fracture Collection - Fracture represents a mineral break other than along a cleavage or parting plane. Breaks may occure in any direction but are usually around some imperfection in the mineral. Most minerals show an uneven fracture. A few have conchoidal fractures. Native elements like copper show a hackly fracture. This kit demonstrates 5 of these types. $12.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1501-000
Tenacity Collection - Various terms such as brittleness, elasticity, flexibility, malleability and sectility are used to describe the particular property of some minerals. This collection includes six 1.5" x 1.5" specimens. $12.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1511-000
Color and Streak Collection - Color and streak are important physical characteristics that can be used to identify rocks and minerals. This collection includes eight mineral specimens and two streak plates (1 white/1 black) for testing color and streak. $18.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1530-000
How Minerals Are Colored - Back in Stock! This study unit illustrates how and why colors appear in certain minerals. The 15 specimens in this collection are approximately 1.5" x 1.5" in size. $20.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1506-000
Luster Collection - Luster is the general appearance of a fresh surface of a mineral in reflected light and is often helpful in mineral identification. The luster of a mineral is divided into two types: metallic and nonmetallic. This kit contains 15 specimens; 3 specimens showing metallic luster and 12 specimens showing the various types of nonmetallic luster. Nonmetallic luster may appear vitreous, resinous, pearly, greasy, silky or adamantine. $19.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones


1502-020
Mohs Hardness Scale Set with Diamond - Our best Moh's set. 1+" specimens (talc, gypsum, calcite, fluorite, apatite-triphylite, feldspar, quartz, beryl-topaz, corundum, diamond) in a display box. Learn how to test for hardenss with our Basic Mineral Testing Kit. Click here to visit our Moh's page for more details about the scale. We also have a card-mounted Mohs set for starters - see item 1502-03A. $21.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1502-030
Mohs Hardness Scale Set - This Moh's set contains 1+" specimens (talc, gypsum, calcite, fluorite, apatite-triphylite, feldspar, quartz, beryl-topaz, corundum) in a display box. Our Basic Mineral Testing Kit (see item 0900-K1B below) contains all the items needed to learn how to test for hardness using the Moh's Scale. Click here to visit our Moh's page for more details about the scale. We also have a card-mounted Mohs set for starters - see item 1502-03A. $14.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
0900-K1B
Basic Mineral Testing Kit - Contains everything you need to learn how to test for important physical properties of rocks and minerals in order to identify them. Learn how to test for visual, hardness and streak properties as well as for the presence of magnetism and calcium by using the mineral samples, magnifier, magnet, streak plate, scratch tool and acid/vinegar bottle included in the kit. Small specimen samples include talc, gypsum, calcite, mica, magnetite, feldspar, quartz, pyrite and hematite. Click here to visit our Moh's page for more details about Moh's scale of hardness. $11.00

rocks, minerals, gemstones
0900-DK
Density Kit - Various shapes are used to teach students how to make measurements in the Metric System and how to use the formula: Density = Mass/Volume. Students use the various materials to demonstrate densities. Kit includes one aluminum bar, 3" x 1" x 1/4", two 1/2" aluminum cubes, one steel sphere, one glass sphere, one 15 cm scale and instructions. $11.00

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1503-000
Specific Gravity of Minerals - Teaches students about specific gravity or weight variation of different minerals. This kit contains 15 specimens that are approximately 1.5" x 1.5" in size. $34.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1570-000
Fluorescent Mineral Collection - 6 Specimens - Get out your blacklight and check out this collection of 6 specimens (hackmanite, fluorite, calcite, aragonite, chalcedony and willemite in calcite) that includes examples of both long and short wave fluorescence. For a starter card of fluorescent specimens, see 1006-O1E. $10.00

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1571-000
Fluorescent Mineral Collection - 15 Specimens - This collection allows a study in detail of the response of these minerals to the range of ultraviolet rays (short and long wave). Specimens are about 1.5" x 1.5" in size. For a starter card of fluorescent specimens, see 1006-O1E. $25.75

rocks, minerals, gemstones


A200
Long Wave UV Light - This is a great value on a quality UV light. 9 bulb LED flashlight which emits ultraviolet light at a wavelength of 385nm. It is powerful enough to make gems and minerals fluoresce even in normal room lighting. This field tested UV flashlight comes with a professional grade filter to block white (visible) light, which otherwise would make it difficult to see the fluorescence. Many long wave reacting gems such as rubies and diamonds show a strong fluorescence even in bright room lighting.

Reveals special fluorescent markings on recent United States $5 bills! Even some insects, especially scorpions, glow green in darkness when illuminated with UV light. Ready to use with 3 AAA batteries and a nylon case .
$39.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
1521-000
Introductory Crystal Collection - Back in stock! This set of 9 specimens (two types of pyrite, fluorite, dolomite, zircon, aragonite, quartz, orthoclase and calcite) illustrates isometric, hexagonal, tetragonal, orthorhombic and monoclinic crystal systems. $24.95

rocks, minerals, gemstones
KSS200
Stories in Stone Classroom Kit - Includes:
  • Stories in Stone Book
    Click here for a detailed description on our Books Page.
  • 32 magnifying lenses
  • 100 1.0" rock and mineral samples including 10 pieces each of basalt, conglomerate, galena, granite, halite, obsidian, quartz crystals, schist, shale and slate; enough for 10 work groups of students.
You save $10 off the regular price of the components of the kit if purchased separately. Click on the kit photo to take a look.
$83.00

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