Rocks & Minerals Playing Cards


Rocks & Minerals Playing Cards

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Rocks & Minerals Playing Cards features 52 of the most common and most sought-after rock and mineral specimens found in the United States.
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    In a landmark work of science two distinguished scientists offer a vivid narrative describing the second half of the life of our planet. Planet Earth is middle-aged. Science has worked hard to piece together the story of the evolution of our world up to this point, but only recently have we developed the understanding and the tools to describe the entire life cycle of a planet-of our planet.

    Peter Ward and Don Brownlee, a geologist and an astronomer respectively, are in the vanguard of the new field of astrobiology. Combining their knowledge of how the critical sustaining systems of our planet evolve through time with their understanding of how stars and solar systems grow and change throughout their own life cycles, the authors tell the story of the second half of Earth's life. The process of planetary evolution will essentially reverse itself; life as we know it will subside until only the simplest forms remain. Eventually, they too will disappear. The oceans will evaporate, the atmosphere will degrade, and, as the sun slowly expands, Earth itself will eventually meet a fiery end.

    In this masterful melding of groundbreaking research and captivating, eloquent science writing, Ward and Brownlee provide a comprehensive portrait of Earth's life cycle that allows us to understand and appreciate how the planet sustains itself today, and offers us a glimpse of our place in the cosmic order.

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  • Experiments with Rocks and Minerals

    Table  of Contents

    What Have You Found?

    How Are Minerals Different from Rocks?

    Experiment 1: Making a Mineral
    Experiment 2: Making a Fossil

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    Experiment 3: Making Sedimentary Rock
    Experiment 4: Making of Other Types of Rock
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    Experiment 6: Making Different Shapes
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  • Is there a Dinosaur in Your Backyard (Ages 8-12)

    Discover an amazing world of ancient secrets--right under your feet!

    How are rocks formed? Where do diamonds come from? Why did the dinosaurs disappear?
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    Join popular ABC-TV weather forecaster Spencer Christian as he explores the
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    It's an action-packed tour that takes you around the world and through your
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  • California (Northern Edition) Gold & Gems Maps - Then and Now

    Height 9.5'' Width 6.5''

    California Gold & Gems Maps, Northern Edition is a comprehensive collection to assist the rockhound in locating 40 gem sites. The source of information has been taken from numerous publications. All known types of rock and gem deposits could not be included because of the numerous types and locations would be overwhelming. Some of the reported gold and gold districts are included as far back as 1850.


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    Rock and Gem collecting in California is virtually unlimited as illustrated by the key symbols on each USGS map section. A few counties that host exciting deposits are as follows: Siskiyou, Trinity, Tehama and Plumas.


    The early maps included in this publication were located in various archival collections. The primary sources were the National Archives and the California State Library. The U.S. Geological Survey supplied the featured modern map. The design is planietric for clarity.


    Map identifies locations of: gold and silver, actinolite, agate, amazonite, amethyst, apatite, apache tears, argonite, azurite, beryl, calcite, carnelian, chalcedony, chert, chrysocolla, epidote, feldspar, flourite, fossils, garnet, geodes, hematite, jade, jasper, kyanite, malachite, obsidian, opal, orthoclase, petrified wood, psilomelane, pyrite, quartz, rhondonite, rhyolite, serpentine, topaz, travertine, tourmaline, turquoise, and wollastonite.

    GM-3100301
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  • AAPG Pacific Southwest Geological Highway Map (California and Nevada)

    Learn more about the geological history of the rocks around you! This colorful, educational map presents state/regional surface rock outcrop information, age, depositional environment, rock type, and names of formations. Includes major highways, towns, and landmarks. Printed on a single sheet and folded to glove compartment size, has a stratigraphic column by state, mileage charts. Scale: 1 inch=30 miles. California and Nevada.
    GM-5500663
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  • AAPG Texas Geological Highway Map

    Learn more about the geological history of the rocks around you! This colorful, educational map presents state/regional surface rock outcrop information?age, depositional environment, rock type, and names of formations. Includes major highways, towns, and landmarks. Printed on a single sheet and folded to glove compartment size, has a stratigraphic column by state, mileage charts. Scale: 1 inch=30 miles. Texas only.
    GM-5500666
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  • AAPG Northeastern Geological Highway Map (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania)

    Learn more about the geological history of the rocks around you! This colorful, educational map presents state/regional surface rock outcrop information?age, depositional environment, rock type, and names of formations. Includes major highways, towns, and landmarks. Printed on a single sheet and folded to glove compartment size, has a stratigraphic column by state, mileage charts. Scale: 1 inch=30 miles. Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania. Revised 1995.
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  • Lanyard, Plain Black, 3/4in Nylon, with Quick Release Buckle and Split Ring

    Lanyard, Plain Black, 3/4in Nylon, with Quick Release Buckle and Split Ring

    Heavy duty 3/4'' plain black nylon loupe lanyard with a quick release buckle and a split ring. This lanyard may be used for any purpose but we've had it custom manufactured specifically for use with the BelOMO loupe.

    Important: We offer this lanyard for no additional charge when you buy the combo package of the BelOMO loupe with attached lanyard. Attaching the lanyard requires a screw to be removed so let us do it. We've been doing it for years and you save money!

    Use the split ring on loupes with a mounting hook. To use the lanyard with a BelOMO loupe remove one screw on the support shaft of your BelOMO loupe, swivel the frame out of the way and slide the end over the support shaft then install the screw again. Don't use the split ring to attach the lanyard to the loupe. (We suggest that you purchase the loupe with the lanyard already installed.)

    HW-10000010
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  • U-Dig-It Folding Hand Shovel

    U-Dig-It® Folding Shovel is a lightweight, versatile digging tool made of durable stainless steel.

    Save your fingers! This little folding shovel moves far more dirt and gravel than will your rock hammer. This small, hand sized, stainless steel, folding shovel about the size of a garden hand trowel. The heavy wire frame handle folds out and locks. The light weight makes it a great accessory for your rockhounding and the case, either leather or ballistic nylon, keeps it right their on your belt ready for use. Similar to the famous U-Dig-It folding shovels. The U-Dig-It folding shovels are made in the USA and the quality is better. But the price of this folding shovel is about half the price. Made by the same manufacturer as U-Dig-It folding shovels.
    • Collapses for storage
    • Useful for clearing rocks/debris, burying waste, plant removal, scaling fish, and digging pits for campfires
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    • Blade Size LxWxD: 5.25” x 2.2” x 1” (134 x 56 x 25mm)
    • Shovel closed LxWxD: 5.75” x 2.5” x 1” (146 x 65 x 25mm)
    • Shovel open LxWxD: 9” x 2.5” x 1.25” (233 x 65 x 32mm)
    • Shovel weight: 5.2 oz. (147g)
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