Ask-A-Geologist Question: What is syenite used for?

We received a great question about syenite at our Ask-A-Geologist section. If you want to submit your own question, we would love to hear from you. Here is today’s question: Question:   What is syenite used for? Answer:   Syenite is an igneous rock that is usually gray, pink or violet in color. Because it is an […]

The Travertine Hot Spring Terraces of Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale, Turkey is home to one of the most beautiful and interesting geological setting in the world – the travertine hot spring terraces that cascade down the hillside toward the city below.

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 Kit™ 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.

New Ask-a-Geologist Question: Metamorphic Rocks

Question: What household items are made from metamorphic rocks?