Rock Kits - Rock Collections
A great collection to begin your study of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks. Fifteen representative specimens of the rock types most often included in geology textbooks. Each specimen measures about one inch in diameter. Included are: obsidian, granite, basalt, pumice, rhyolite, shale, tufa, sandstone, limestone, conglomerate, slate, marble, quartzite, gneiss and schist. Small plastic hand lens included. Packaged in an attractive specimen box with a plastic tray to keep your collection organized. Click on the image for a larger, more detailed photo.
Rock Study Kit
A comprehensive collection of 36 different sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks. Includes the specimens most often described in geology textbooks. Larger specimens than in the Rock Study Kit described above - they measure between 1 and 1.5 inches in diameter. Included are: granite, syenite, diorite, gabbro, porphyry, felsite, andesite, basalt, obsidian, pumice, scoria, conglomerate, sandstone, shale, limestone, gypsum, tufa, rock salt, coal, gneiss, schist, slate, soapstone, quartzite, marble, amphibolite, hornfels and more. Packaged in an attractive specimen box with a plastic tray to keep your collection organized. Start becoming an expert in rock identification. Click on the image for a larger, more detailed photo.
Classroom Rock Collection
Geologists working in the field, lab, or office often need to closely examine rocks, sediments, soils, sand, minerals, and other materials with tiny features. A hand lens provides a quick and easy way to perform that work. It is important for them to examine the rock closely to identify minerals, see the size and shape of grains, look for small fossils or crystals, confirm the results of a hardness test, and much more. Click for more information.