Use ID Accessories to Test Your Minerals

A geologist uses tools to help them identify the names of minerals in their collection. Streak plates test the powdered color of a minerals. White plates test dark minerals and white streak plates test light colored minerals.

Hand lenses, or magnifiers, help you see details of your mineral and rock samples. Our hand lenses have two different powers for excellent views. You can see the fine details as you examine the cleavage planes of your augite or the inclusions in a quartz crystal.

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