Mineral Kits - Mineral Collections
A great collection to begin your study of minerals. Fifteen representative specimens of rock-forming minerals, including: fluorite, feldspar, hematite, pyrite, quartz, calcite, muscovite, magnetite, gypsum, talc, halite, biotite, graphite, satin spar gypsum, and selenite. Each specimen measures about one inch across. Small plastic hand lens and streak plate included. Packaged in an attractive specimen box with a plastic tray to keep your collection organized. Start learning about minerals with this kit. Click on the image for a larger, more detailed photo.
Mineral Study Kit
The is a great mineral collection for classroom use or personal study. Includes specimens of 36 different minerals such as calcite, augite, gypsum, hornblende, quartz, muscovite, microcline, albite, bauxite, barite, hematite, limonite, magnetite, malachite, pyrite, fluorite, sulfur, olivine, graphite, talc, quartz, serpentine, kyanite, chalcopyrite, apatite, chlorite, corundum, dolomite, garnet, halite, topaz, biotite, kaolin, vermiculite and others. Includes many of the minerals that are frequently described in geology textbooks. Larger specimens than in the Mineral Study Kit described above - most specimens measure between 1 and 1.5 inches in diameter. Packaged in an attractive specimen box with a plastic tray to keep your collection organized. Start becoming an expert in mineral properties and their identification. Click on the image for a larger, more detailed photo.
Classroom Mineral Collection
This kit contains nine mineral specimens that can be used to determine the relative hardness of an unknown specimen. It can be used in the field, classroom, or laboratory. The minerals contained in the kit and their respective Mohs Hardness Scale values are: talc (1), gypsum (2), calcite (3), fluorite (4), apatite (5), feldspar (6), quartz (7), topaz (8), and corundum (9). Diamond (10) is not included. Packaged in a sturdy box with a plastic tray to keep the collection organized. Great for classroom use, laboratory use, or personal study. Click on the image for a larger, more detailed photo.
Mohs Mineral Hardness Test Kit
Deluxe Hardness Pick Set for Mineral Identification
- Four double-ended picks with hardness points of 2-9 on Mohs hardness scale
- A grinding plate to keep your pick points sharp
- Steak plate for determining a mineral's streak color
- Glass plate with a hardness of 5.5 for quick hard or soft determination
- A hardness plate with a hardness of 3.5
- Magnet for testing minerals for magnetism
- Hardness table of 250 minerals - alphabetically ordered and in order of hardness
- Hardness testing instructions
- All of this in a compact (7" x 2.5") wooden carry case