Amethyst is one of the most popular minerals with children

Amethyst is a common, purple form of the mineral quartz. Fairly hard, amethyst is a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale which has a range from 1 (softest) to 10 (hardest).

Is a River Young or Old? The Answer is in the Curves!

Rivers are natural water bodies which flow toward another water body such as another river, lake or ocean.

Quartz – lots of looks, one cool mineral

Quartz is the most common mineral found in the Earth’s crust.  Fairly hard, quartz is a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale which has a range from 1 (softest) to 10 (hardest).  Quartz, which is sometimes called “Rock Crystal,” is often colorless and has a glassy (shiny) appearance.  Quartz has a white streak when rubbed […]

The most popular question at Mini Me Geology

By far the most common question we get here at Mini Me Geology is “What kit is best for a child who is just getting interested in rocks and minerals?”   I always tell people that if kids are new to geology, rocks and minerals our basic mineral kit is a fantastic place to begin.  Our […]

A little about Sedimentary Rocks

Sedimentary rocks are formed when sand, small pieces of rock, or mud are deposited as layers of sediment. These layers of sediment are pressed together over a long period of time and form a sedimentary rock from the pressure and cementation process.

My Rockin’ Collection! Minerals by Mini Me Geology

Spark a child’s interest in the Earth with this collection of 15 fantastic minerals.  Each kit includes a white streak plate, black streak plate, hand magnifier, and identification cards which include a photo and fun mineral facts for each sample.  Kids can try to identify each mineral using the streak plates, hand magnifier, and identification […]