Geodes are fun for all ages

Fun Crack-Your-Own-Geodes make great gifts. Cover each geode with a sock or towel and hit gently with a hammer until the rock breaks open. Uncover the geode pieces for dazzling display of crystals! Each geode is approximately 2″ to 5″ in diameter. Adult supervision required. Best for ages 6+ with adult supervision for children. Due […]

Junior Rock and Minerals kits

No, these are not just for little kids, they are smaller versions of our deluxe kits for any age. These fun kits in a tube are perfect for introducing science to both young and old alike. Each kit is only $19.99 and comes with 10 samples and an identification flyer. You can store everything in […]

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!

Our Rock Cycle Kit is Fun and Educational

The Rock Cycle Kitâ„¢ is our newest kit. It has has 20 samples of rocks and minerals including five minerals, five igneous rocks, five metamorphic rocks and five sedimentary rocks. The kit also includes a CD PDF eBook with over 30 pages of information and activities about minerals, rocks and how the rock cycle affects our Earth.

These GeoBytes Rock

Our new GeoBytes collection are great for holiday and birthday gifts for children and adults who like to collect rocks and fossils.

New Fossils have arrived!

Take a byte out of geology with our new collection of rocks, minerals and FOSSILS! We have a great selection of some super old critters and plants including shark teeth, coral, snails, sand dollars and more.

New Bulk Prices!

Great news for home school groups, teachers, schools, and kids doing science projects!

Sedimentary Rocks

Sedimentary rocks are formed when sand, small pieces of rock, or mud are deposited as layers of sediment.

Staurolite Twins

Staurolite is a silicate mineral which occurs in metamorphic rocks and is often found with the minerals kyanite and garnet. Staurolite is a 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale which has a range from 1 (softest) to 10 (hardest), has a glassy to resinous luster and a colorless streak. Prismatic crystals of staurolite are common and often found twinned.

Fire Rocks – Our new Ask-a-Geologist Question

Question: Which rocks have the name that means fire? Answer: The mineral name pyrite is derived from the Greek word for fire.