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Micro Kit - Rock & Gem Dig!

Smithsonian  Micro Rock & Gem Dig Kit, 52100
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Item Number: 52103
Manufacturer: Smithsonian
Manufacturer Part No: 52103
Age Range: Ages 8+

Excavate 6 real gemstones, minerals, and/or rocks from the "earth" block and learn to identify them! The instructions explain how to do it, first you set up your experimentation area, next use your wooden mallet and dowel to begin scraping away parts of the block. When you get to a gem, use the brush and then a bowl of water to clean it off. The color photo of 21 different specimens will then help your future geologist learn which is which.

The instructions explain how the different types of rocks are formed including igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary, and meteorites. What's the difference between a rock and a mineral? How do you identify minerals? Also learn about hardness, cleavage and fracture, color, streak, and luster.

Science Kit Includes: Block containing 6 real gemstones and minerals or rocks, 1 dowel, 1 mallet, 1 brush, and detailed color instructions.

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