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Rocks & Minerals Toolbox

Examine the differences between rocks and minerals and learn how each was formed. Discover how rocks and minerals are important in our everyday lives. 

What's in the Rocks & Minerals Toolbox?


  • Minerals: Hematite, Galena, Magnetite, Pyrite, Calcite, Ulexite, Sulfur, Malachite, Quartz, Amethyst, Geode, Dogtooth, Calcite, Rose Quartz, Veriscite
  • Igneous Rocks: Obsidian, Granite, Pumice, Wonderstone
  • Metamorphic: Schist, Quartzite, Gneiss
  • Sedimentary: Sandstone, Conglomerate, Fossiliferous, Limestone

Other Resources:  
Rocks, Minerals and Electricity box, CleverCatch Inflatable Ball Rocks, CleverCatch Inflatable Ball Minerals

Printed Materials:  
Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils (Collector's Guide)
Everybody Needs a Rock Geology (Golden Guide)
Geology Rocks!
Rocks and Minerals
Rocks, Gems, and Minerals
Rocks, Mineral, and Fossil Localities of Utah

Teaching Toolboxes include revelant curriculum tied to Utah State Core Curriculum Standards.

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