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Ward's® Know Your Minerals and Rocks Collection

Everything Students Need to Work Independently to Identify Rocks and Minerals

Step-by-step instructions lead students through the identification of 33 “unknown” mineral and rock samples; they examine physical properties including hardness, cleavage/fracture, tenacity, streak, texture, and grain size, then form their own identification key.

The set is housed in a compartmented collection box, and a comprehensive study guide is included.

Contents:33 unnumbered samples, 1" x 1"; streak plate; magnifier; numbering setMinerals:

Hardness: apatite, calcite, feldspar, fluorite, gypsum, quartz, talc

Cleavage/Fracture: calcite, feldspar, halite, mica, quartz (obsidian), serpentine

Tenacity: copper, mica, selenite, sulfur

Streak: graphite, hematite, limonite, pyriteRocks:

Igneous: basalt, granite, pumice, rhyolite

Sedimentary: coal, limestone, sandstone, shale

Metamorphic: marble, quartzite, schist, slate



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