Item # RM-ROCK75

Rocks & Minerals Earth Science Collection, 75 specimens

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This premium Earth Science collection of 75 number-coded, unmounted 3/4"-1" specimens is a valuable tool for demonstrating physical properties, the scale of hardness, and the major rock-forming minerals.

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Item # RM-ROCK75
Rocks & Minerals Earth Science Collection, 75 specimens
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DESCRIPTION

This premium Earth Science collection comes with 75 number-coded, unmounted 3/4"-1" specimens, making it a valuable tool for demonstrating physical properties, the scale of hardness, and the major rock-forming minerals.

Nine of the ten hardness levels from the Mohs scale are included (all but diamond). A sturdy compartmented storage box, streak plate, magnet, magnifier, and Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones: an Introductory Study Guide are included.

The 16-page Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones: an Introductory Study Guide has basic introductory information on many, but not all, of the rock and mineral specimens in this collection. It is organized into sections on mineral properties, metallic minerals, nonmetallic minerals, rock forming minerals, igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, and gemstones. It also has charts on the rock cycle and on classification of the three types of rocks.

Note: This kit contains galena, a source of lead. Skin contact with galena is not dangerous; however, to avoid potential digestion, always wash hands after handling.

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Rocks & Minerals Earth Science Collection, 75 specimens

The following rocks and minerals are typically included in this set:

Minerals in the Scale of HardnessTalc, Gypsum, Calcite, Fluorite, Apatite - Triphyllite, Feldspar, Quartz, Beryl - Topaz, Corundum

Streak, Luster, Cleavage, Fracture, Specific GravityFeldspar - Microcline, Galena, Chalcopyrite, Magnetite, Magnetite- Lodestone, Hematite, Gypsum - Satin Spar, Limonite, Halite, Sphalerite, Barite, Obsidian, Pyrite

Rock Forming MineralsMica - Muscovite, Mica - Biotite, Calcite, Dolomite, Amphibole - Hornblende, Feldspar - Plagioclase, Kaolinite, Olivine, Pyroxene - Augite, Garnet

Ores of Metals and NonmetalsSulfur, Graphite, Kyanite, Vermiculite, Bauxite, Pyrolusite, Malachite

Igneous RocksPumice, Scoria, Basalt, Felsite - Rhyolite, Granite, Pegmatite, Syenite, Diorite, Basalt Porphyry, Gabbro, Trachyte Porphyry, Pitchstone, Andesite

Sedimentary RocksArkose, Sandstone, Fossil Limestone, Bituminous Coal, Oolitic Limestone, Compact Limestone, Chalk, Limestone, Travertine, Conglomerate, Shale, Oolite, Oil Shale, Red Sandstone

Metamorphic RocksSlate, Marble, Quartzite, Hornfels, Mica Schist, Chlorite Schist, Phyllite, Gneiss, Anthracite Coal

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DESCRIPTION

This premium Earth Science collection comes with 75 number-coded, unmounted 3/4"-1" specimens, making it a valuable tool for demonstrating physical properties, the scale of hardness, and the major rock-forming minerals.

Nine of the ten hardness levels from the Mohs scale are included (all but diamond). A sturdy compartmented storage box, streak plate, magnet, magnifier, and Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones: an Introductory Study Guide are included.

The 16-page Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones: an Introductory Study Guide has basic introductory information on many, but not all, of the rock and mineral specimens in this collection. It is organized into sections on mineral properties, metallic minerals, nonmetallic minerals, rock forming minerals, igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, and gemstones. It also has charts on the rock cycle and on classification of the three types of rocks.

Note: This kit contains galena, a source of lead. Skin contact with galena is not dangerous; however, to avoid potential digestion, always wash hands after handling.

MORE INFORMATION BOX

CONTENTS TAB

Rocks & Minerals Earth Science Collection, 75 specimens

The following rocks and minerals are typically included in this set:

Minerals in the Scale of HardnessTalc, Gypsum, Calcite, Fluorite, Apatite - Triphyllite, Feldspar, Quartz, Beryl - Topaz, Corundum

Streak, Luster, Cleavage, Fracture, Specific GravityFeldspar - Microcline, Galena, Chalcopyrite, Magnetite, Magnetite- Lodestone, Hematite, Gypsum - Satin Spar, Limonite, Halite, Sphalerite, Barite, Obsidian, Pyrite

Rock Forming MineralsMica - Muscovite, Mica - Biotite, Calcite, Dolomite, Amphibole - Hornblende, Feldspar - Plagioclase, Kaolinite, Olivine, Pyroxene - Augite, Garnet

Ores of Metals and NonmetalsSulfur, Graphite, Kyanite, Vermiculite, Bauxite, Pyrolusite, Malachite

Igneous RocksPumice, Scoria, Basalt, Felsite - Rhyolite, Granite, Pegmatite, Syenite, Diorite, Basalt Porphyry, Gabbro, Trachyte Porphyry, Pitchstone, Andesite

Sedimentary RocksArkose, Sandstone, Fossil Limestone, Bituminous Coal, Oolitic Limestone, Compact Limestone, Chalk, Limestone, Travertine, Conglomerate, Shale, Oolite, Oil Shale, Red Sandstone

Metamorphic RocksSlate, Marble, Quartzite, Hornfels, Mica Schist, Chlorite Schist, Phyllite, Gneiss, Anthracite Coal

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