The Geometry of Minerals: How Some Crystals Form Unique and Beautiful Mathematical Shapes

There are many, many different crystal shapes in the world. In fact, there are too many to list in a simple blog post! Determining the shapes of different minerals can help you uncover their identity.

Crystals make great stocking stuffers!

We have a nice selection of specialty crystals for the avid collector. Choose from aragonite clusters, fluorite octahedrons, twinned staurolite, grossular garnet, gypsum roses, ulexite, iceland spar calcite, galena, quartz and herkimer diamond quartz.

Rock Detectives Kits are Weekend Fun for Elementary Kids

The Rock Detectives are the perfect mineral and rock kits for elementary age geologists. Each kit contains 6 or 7 rocks or minerals or rocks, a hand magnifier, and a printable mini-CD with 30 pages of geological information, rock and mineral identification activities, puzzles, experiments, projects, coloring pages, creative writing exercises and fun!

The Entire Line of Rock Detective Kits are Now Available!

We are thrilled to announced that our entire line of Rock Detective kits are now available.  For the next few days on our blog we will feature each of the new kits to give you a little information about each one.  To check them all out click here. First up, is our Crystal Experiment Kit.  […]