Rocks & Minerals of Western U.S. Collection, 50 piece.
This mounted collection is comprised of 50 rock and mineral specimens emphasizing types found in the Western United States but also typical of those found world-wide. 50 specimens approximately 3/4". A 16 page Rocks and Minerals Study Guide is included.
The rocks and minerals included in this set are: Agate, Anthracite Coal, Banded Sandstone, Barite, Basalt, Bauxite, Biotite, Calcareous Tufa, Calcite, Chrysoprase, Conglomerate, Corundum, Epidote, Feldspar, Fluorite, Fossil Limestone, Galena, Garnet, Granite, Graphite, Gypsum, Hematite, Kyanite, Lepidolite, Limestone, Magnetite, Malachite, Marble, Mica Schist, Milky Quartz, Molybdenite, Muscovite, Obsidian, Oil Shale, Olivine, Petrified Wood, Porphyry, Pumice, Pyrite, Pyrolusite, Quartzite, Rhyolite, Rose Quartz, Sandstone, Scoria, Serpentine, Slate, Sphalerite, Sulfur, and Talc.
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Specimens in this collection are representative of the varied life forms which dominated this geologic era. The dinosaurs are well-known life forms from this era. The 15 specimens are from three major periods: Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous.
Cenocozic Fossils Collection
Representative specmens from the Quarternary and Tertiary periods are included in this 15 specimen collection. Specimens are number coded and kit comes with a key sheet.
AAPG Pacific Northwest Geological Highway Map (Washington and Oregon)
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. Washington and Oregon. Revised 1995.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals
Perfect for mountain climbers and hikers, this valuable reference covers more rocks and minerals in North America than any other available guide. 794 full-color photographs depict all the important rocks, gems, and minerals -- in many variations of color and crystal form -- and the natural environments in which they occur; written descriptions provide information on field marks, similar rocks and minerals, environment, areas of occurrence, and derivation of names. Includes a guide to mineral collecting and a list of rock-forming minerals.
General Fossil Collection
Selection of 15 fossils to illustrate the major life forms present throughout geologic history. A descriptive key sheet and geologic time chart introduce students to the basic fossils and match the fossil to the era.
Deluxe Moh's Mineral Hardness Pick Set
The Deluxe Moh's Hardness Pick Set now comes in two case types. The wooden case is small enough to carry and the top screws into the base to make a perfect desk stand. The plastic case is longer but the thinner size makes it easier to carry in your field tool set.
Hardness is an important and quantifiable physical characteristic of a mineral and in your effort to identify an unknown mineral, the hardness, if known, combined with other properties, can narrow your search to just a handful of possibilities. Simply scratch a smooth surface of your unknown mineral with the picks of various indicated hardness. As an example, if a No. 5 pick scratches the mineral, but a No. 4 pick does not, then your mineral hardness is 4.5. Then compare this against a table of minerals listing hardness values to aid in identifying the unknown mineral.
The Deluxe Mohs' Hardness Pick Set
from Mineralab is unique in that, unlike other mineral hardness test tool that use minerals or crystal points, Mineralab picks are made of metals and alloys
of hardness values equal to 2 through 9 on Mohs hardness scale. Because the picks are made of metal, they are easily ground to sharp points which will not break off and which can be easily sharpened.
What is included in the Mineralab's Deluxe Mohs' Hardness Pick Set?
- Four double-ended picks with eight points comprising 2 and 3, 4 and 5,
6 and 7, 8 and 9 on Mohs’ hardness scale.
- High quality brass pinch vises.
- A glass plate (hardness of about 5.5) which, when scratched,
quickly distinguishes hard from soft minerals.
- A second hardness plate with a hardness value of 3.5.
- A streak plate for testing a mineral’s streak color.
- A magnet to test magnetic rocks such as magnetite and pyrrhotite.
- A 100 grit polishing stone to keep the points sharp.
- An attractive, mahogany-finished and compact wooden case.
- Complete usage instructions.
If you are ordering only a Deluxe Moh's Hardness Pick Set you can save money on shipping by choosing USPS Priority Mail. We will use a USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box and I'll adjust your total to pass the savings back to you.
- All points are stamped with the indicated hardness value, and each double-ended
pick body is color coded for quickly finding the desired pick.
- Hardness points can be easily and inexpensively replaced without having to
replace the pick bodies.
- Compact. The wooden storage case is only 7" tall by 2.5" wide.
- Also use to test hardness of various materials encountered in the industrial,
excavation, and archeological fields.
- 1 Year Warranty
Raytech Tumble-Vibe 5 Vibratory Tumbler Starter Kit (TV-5 SK)
The Raytech Tumble-Vibe 5 Vibratory Tumbler (Model TV-5) is economical and versatile.
Thousands of satisfied customers testify to the durability and simplicity of the Tumble-Vibe 5. Mated with a spare bowl, and a GSH-2 Stone finish Kit, the new TV-5 Starter Kit is a must for any beginner.
This new kit comes complete and ready to operate with a motorized base, two bowls, clear lid, 2 rubber nuts and all the grits necessary for accomplishing the grinding step through the final polish step of most gemstones. The (4) steps that are included are Silicone Carbide (100/1200) Silicon Carbide (700F), Iolox 50, Raybrite TL (GS-H2 Stone Finish Kit for hard rocks and minerals). There's enough grit for 8-15 pounds of stones. This new compact system will handle a myriad of applications. (Polished stones for illustration only. They are not included with this tumbler.)
Read the Operating Instructions for Raytech's TV-5 Tumbler Starter Kit
Check out this article on Vibratory Tumblers
This popular low-cost unit is a favorite of the hobbyist and is used commercially as well. Vibrating rock tumblers process rocks 5 times faster than rotary rock tumblers. See results in days rather than weeks! This vibrating rock tumbler will process about four pounds of rock in it's .05 cu ft (3 pint) bowl. Bowl diameter is 8" and has a new convenient solid lid system. Shipping weight is 12 lbs., 1.05 cu. ft.
Kenyon Hoe Mattock
This Kenyon Tool Pro-Grade All Steel Planting Mattock (Pick) is one tough tool to include in your rockhounding gear. It's a handy size pick to carry when you're rockhounding. It's a very ''Heavy-Duty'' short handled tool for the serious rockhound. All steel construction with a generous handle diameter vinyl grip. With a 14” overall length this mattock has 2'' wide by 3/16'' thick pick-hoe ends on each side of the head. Use the pick-hoe to break up the soils and gravel then use a hand cultivating rake to scratch your way through your prospect pile to get at those specimens. You can also practice digging for gold by using it in the garden on those weekends when you can't get away.
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