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Rocks, Minerals and Crystals

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Rocks, Minerals & Crystals for Kids

Collect and study rocks and minerals like a pro rockhound.

Explore the earth science field of geology by collecting rocks and minerals - a fun activity for both kids & adults. You'll end up with a treasured box of memories, as well as a favorite science experience.

Not the DIY type? By purchasing a set of rocks and minerals, get going immediately! We have mineral sets that let you test for color streak and hardness, magnetism, carbonates, and more. Think studying rocks and minerals lacks action? Get smashing with a rock pick, safety goggles, and a set of geodes to reveal unique mineral deposits or beautiful quartz crystals! Every rock has a life story and is formed through natural processes–they aren’t just ‘born’ the way you see them now. Discover the rock cycle with the three types of rocks: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. Learn how time, temperature, pressure, and erosion have worked to uniquely shape them all. Looking for the perfect gifts for rockhounds? Consider a complete set of rocks and minerals for kids or the Rock Hound’s Backpack Kit, complete with fact-filled field guides and more. Use our free rock hound expedition guide (.pdf) for handy checklists and ideas!