Real Minerals Excavation Kit (I Dig It! Rocks)
Learn how geologists dig up minerals and gemstones and where you can find them in nature. Dig five different minerals out of the plaster block. Learn about the mineral specimens in the manual, including their names and properties, where they came from, and how to preserve and display them. The kit includes specimens of quartz, aventurine, rose quartz, red jasper, and amethyst, and the tools to excavate them from the plaster block.
Ah, the classic dig kit. Inspired by the work of paleontologists, dig kits have been a tried-and-true rainy day activity for hundreds - or at least dozens - of years. This line of kits has a variety of buried finds, from dinosaur babies to minerals. What sets these kits apart from some other lines are the plaster dig blocks (much nicer feeling than blocks made of loose pebbles that fly everywhere), a booklet with information about the uncovered discoveries and step-by-step instructions for how to excavate and clean your finds without frustration, and, my favorite, high-quality dig tools with some weight to them! - Janine