Geode Explorer Science Kit

Geode Explorer Science Kit – Crack Open 7 Amazing Rocks and Find Crystals!

 

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DISCOVER INCREDIBLE CRYSTALS! – Geodes are amazing natural wonders. These hollow rocks have beautiful crystals inside waiting to be discovered
A SCIENCE CLASSIC! – The entire family will love smashing open geodes with this fun and educational STEM science toy for kids
QUALITY AND VARIETY – Break open 3 different types of premium-quality geodes (only 1 type in similar kits) and discover stunning crystal caves
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE – Join the millions of parents who have chosen our award-winning science toys and experience the Discover with Dr. Cool difference!
A COMPLETE KID’S SCIENCE KIT – 7 premium-quality geodes, magnifying glass, adventure guide, activity booklet, 2 display stands, and safety goggles

Product Description
Formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, geodes can contain a world of crystals including quartz, calcite, or even amethyst – which minerals will your child find? This science kit gets the adventure started with all you need to start a rock and mineral collection.

This STEM kit includes:
• 7 premium-quality geodes (mined in 3 different locations around the world)
• Full-color adventure guide (written by teachers)
• Activity booklet (with 10 puzzles and games)
• Safety goggles (for cracking open the geodes safely)
• Magnifying glass (to examine your crystals)
• 2 display stands (for starting your collection)

Breaking open these real geodes, you and your children will be thrilled by the experience of exploring the natural crystal formations hidden inside. This educational toy fosters a lasting appreciation of geology, makes learning fun, and is the perfect gift for boys and girls of all ages. A 5-Star, award-winning science kit that provides educational activities and tons of fun, this Geode Explorer Kit is another great example of why kids and adults alike love to Discover with Dr. Cool.

A Brand You Can Trust
Discover with Dr. Cool is a name parents trust. Founded by a teacher and a life-long rock hound back in 2009, Dr. Cool has won over 100 awards for the play value, educational content, and overall quality of their toys. These awards include:

• 10 Best Toys for Kids – Dr. Toy
• Kid’s Product of the Year – Creative Child Magazine
• Award of Excellence – Parent Tested, Parent Approved
• Best of the Year – Family Review Center
• Brain Toy Award – Academic’s Choice
• Brain Child Toy Award – Tillywig Toy
• Teachers Choice Award – Learning Magazine

Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook (Falcon Guides)

Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook (Falcon Guides)

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This volume gives you the basic tools to transition from “pebble pup” to expert rockhound and explains everything from geology basics, identification tips, tools of the trade, how to record your findings, and how to set up a lab or gem shop. Before you know it, you’ll be driving the open roads and traveling home with dusty pockets full of rocks, gems, minerals, fossils—and maybe even gold.

Features:
* geology basics
* popular collectibles, including rocks, gems, fossils, meteorites, and gold
* tools of the trade for every level of collector
* rules and regulations
* polishing, preserving, crafting, and displaying your treasures

 

About the Author
Garret Romaine has been an avid rockhound, fossil hunter, and gold prospector for 35 years. He is a long-time journalist, columnist, and technical writer, and teaches technical writing at Portland State University. He is a Fellow in the Society for Technical Communication. He holds a degree in geology from the University of Oregon and a degree in geography from the University of Washington. Since 1997 he has written a regular magazine column for the Gold Prospectors Association of America entitled “Mining the Internet.” He is the author of Rockhounding Idaho and Rocks, Gems, and Minerals (both FalconGuides) as well as Gem Trails of Oregon and Gem Trails of Washington. He is also a columnist for Gold Prospectors magazine. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Jumbo Geodes – These Large Rocks Have Crystals Inside!

Break Open 2 Jumbo Geodes – These Large Rocks Have Crystals Inside!

 

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DISCOVER INCREDIBLE CRYSTALS! – Geodes are natural wonders. These hollow rocks have beautiful crystals and minerals inside
TENNIS BALL SIZED – These geodes are about the size of a tennis ball! Kids will love breaking open these large geodes
GREAT VARIETY – Each geode is mined from a different source to provide the best chance of finding amazing crystal treasures!
START A ROCK COLLECTION – Crack these open and find dazzling crystal specimens to add to your rock collection
INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED – Follow the instructions for best results. Breaking open your own geodes can take a little time and patience, but the results can be AMAZING!

Product Description

Formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, geodes can contain a world of crystals including quartz, fluorite, calcite, or even amethyst – which minerals will your child find? This kit gets the adventure started with two geodes the size of tennis balls! Break these incredible rocks open and start your very own rock collection.

This Geode Kit Includes:
• Two tennis ball sized geodes
• Breaking instructions

Breaking open these real geodes, you and your children will be thrilled by the experience of exploring the natural crystal formations and discovering the incredible hidden treasures inside. This is the perfect gift for an energetic child and provides an exciting and fun way to blow off some steam.

Get your Jumbo Geodes today and discover hidden crystals!

A Brand You Can Trust
Discover with Dr. Cool is a name parents trust. Founded by a teacher and a life-long rock hound back in 2009, Dr. Cool has won over 100 awards for the play value, educational content, and overall quality of their toys. These awards include:

• 10 Best Toys for Kids – Dr. Toy
• Kid’s Product of the Year – Creative Child Magazine
• Award of Excellence – Parent Tested, Parent Approve
• Best of the Year – Family Review Center
• Brain Toy Award – Academic’s Choice
• Brain Child Toy Award – Tillywig Toy
• Teachers Choice Award – Learning Magazine

Discover with Dr. Cool Ultimate Geode Science Kit, Set of 15

Enjoy this science kit filled with 15 real geode’s for you to break open and see the crystal surprises inside.  Find these geode’s beauty and discover the sparkling insides shining forth for your enjoyment and delight.

Discover with Dr. Cool Ultimate Geode Science Kit, Set of 15

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  • This Ultimate Geode Kit Features 15 Real Geodes
  • Kit Contains 3 Different Types of Geodes so that you can compare different crystal formations
  • Full-Color Adventure guide explains all about how geodes were formed and lets you identify the crystals inside
  • Winner of more awards than any other Geode Kit ever created (see product description for details)
  • Activity booklet contains 10 wonderful puzzles and games for hours of extra fun and learning

Product Description

The geodes in this kit are millions of years old and were formed when prehistoric volcanoes erupted. Break open these real geodes to discover the incredible crystal treasure hidden inside! The ultimate kit includes 15 geodes from 3 different mines so your rock hound can experience a wider variety of crystal formations which could include: Quartz, fluorite, calcite, or even amethyst! Geodes are an amazing natural phenomenon, and cracking them open is a thrill for all ages! This kit includes safety goggles and a full-color adventure guide which will teach your rock hound about geodes. The geodes in this kit range in size from 1.5” – 2” in diameter.

 

From the Manufacturer

Break Your Own Geodes – The Ultimate Geode Science Kit! Find the hidden crystals inside these premium quality geodes! The geodes in this kit are millions of years old and were formed when prehistoric volcanoes erupted. Crack open these real geodes to discover the incredible crystal treasures hidden inside! This ultimate kit includes 15 geodes from 3 different mines so your rock hound can experience a wide variety of crystal formations which could include: Quartz, fluorite, calcite, or even amethyst! We are the only company to offer multiple types of geodes in a single kit for an unparalled geode experience! Geodes are an amazing natural phenomenon and cracking them open is a thrill for all ages! This kit also includes safety goggles and a full-color adventure guide so that you can learn all about how goedes form and the various types of crystals you’ll find inside. The Geodes range in size from 1.5″ 2″ in diameter. This kit also includes an activity booklet with 10 fun games, puzzles and challenges to solve! This is the perfect earth science kit to give as a gift. Science doesn’t get any cooler than this! Awards won: Seal of Distinction – Dr Toy 2012, 10 Best Educational Products Dr. Toy 2011, Product of the Year – Creative Child Magazine 2011, 100 Best Children’s Products Dr. Toy 2011, Teachers Choice Award – Learning Magazine 2011, Award of Excellence – Parent Tested, Parent Approved 2011 and Product of the Year – Museum Tour Catalog 2011. This is the most Award winning Geode kit ever created—that’s why it’s called the Ultimate Geode Kit!

Professional Rock Tumbler by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Professional Rock Tumbler by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (Improved Quality Sept. 2016)

 

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CREATE STUNNING GEMS – Transform ordinary rocks into beautifully polished gemstones with this professional rock tumbling machine from National Geographic
A COMPLETE HOBBY KIT –Includes Pro Series tumbler, 1lb rough gemstones, four polishing grits, jewelry fastenings, information guide, and instructions
BUILT TO LAST – This powerhouse machine will last for years and features a 2lb leak-proof rubber barrel which makes less noise than other tumblers
PROFESSIONAL FEATURES –Includes a speed control and shutoff timer for faster tumbling times and better polishing results
RESPECTED QUALITY – This premium tumbler comes with National Geographic’s 100% satisfaction guarantee and a 2 year warranty

Deluxe Hobby Kit
Polish Dazzling Gemstones
Take stones and turn them into gemstones! We’ve included a 1 lb assortment of rough gemstones to get you started, but polishing stones from your backyard can be even more fun.

Gemstone Learning Guide
Learn fascinating facts about a number of semi-precious gems using National Geographic’s Learning Guide.

Create Custom Jewelry
With the included jewelry fastenings, you can create a custom ring, keychain, and even earrings and necklaces!

 

Explore Geology With National Geographic

Learn all about gems and rock tumbling with National Geographic’s best selling rock tumbling kit. Make any stone sparkle, investigate rock formations, and create your own custom jewelry that is sure to leave an impression. An absolute necessity for any rock collector, this kit will bring your passion to the next level.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! This tumbler can be used to make sea glass, polish metal scraps, and more! Join National Geographic and explore your world, and all its hidden beauty.

National Geographic Rock Tumbler Starter Kit (2016 Release)

National Geographic Rock Tumbler Starter Kit (2016 Release)

 

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TURN ROCKS INTO GEMSTONES – Create stunning polished gemstones for your rock collection with this rock tumbling machine from National Geographic
PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS – Everything you need is included! Follow the instructions to produce sparkling gems. You can even make custom jewelry (fastenings included)
LEARN AND DISCOVER –Learn about all 9 of the gems included and then explore your own backyard for additional rocks to polish with your tumbler
IMPROVED QUALITY – This 2016 tumbler has a powerful motor and a newly improved leak-proof chamber and comes with National Geographic Toys’ 100% satisfaction guarantee
COMPLETE HOBBY KIT – Quality rock tumbling machine, rough gemstones (½ lb), four polishing grits, jewelry settings, educational info guide, & instructions

 

Product Description
Great way to start a rock collection!

Learn about the exciting hobby of rock tumbling with National Geographic. This set has a new and improved tumbling barrel and includes all the accessories you’ll need to start polishing dazzling gems. Rock tumbling is tons of fun and a great way to start an extraordinary rock collection. Use the included jewelry fastenings to create beautiful homemade jewelry!

Contents and Features:
• High-quality tumbling machine with powerful motor that will last for years
• Upgraded leak-proof barrel with silicon lining
• ½ pound of stones from around the world (9 types) and four levels of grit
• Jewelry fastenings so you can create your own unique jewelry
• Full-color information guide with cool facts about each of the gemstones included
• Easy-to-follow rock tumbling instructions

Rock tumbling is a fun activity for children of all ages and promotes an interest in geology and science. Introduce your kid to science the fun way, and join National Geographic as we inspire future generations by showing them the wonders of the natural world.

National Geographic Toys is proud to provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee with all our products so that you can buy with confidence.

About the National Geographic Society
With a mission to inspire people to care about the planet, the 126-year-old National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations.

National Geographic’s net proceeds support vital exploration, conservation, research, and education programs.

ROCK ON! Geology Game with Rock & Mineral Collection – Connect with Our Magnificent Earth via an Educational Game & Science Kit

ROCK ON! Geology Game with Rock & Mineral Collection – Connect with Our Magnificent Earth via an Educational Game & Science Kit

 

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LEARN: teacher-recommended, educational, science game kit offers STEM-based, hands-on learning while exploring Earth’s geological treasures
COLLECT: rock and mineral collection includes 15 specimens and 60+ polished, rock & mineral pieces – starter kit or add to existing collection with various minerals and all 3 rock classes
PLAY: 5 levels of play for up to 6 players in an educational, Geology science game offer fun, challenge and knowledge for pre-readers, through elementary school-age & beyond – game includes Master Rock Guide, 6 Player Cards, 18 Rock & Mineral Cards chocked full of STEM-based educational and fun facts
SMILE: connect to our magnificent Earth and foster a lifetime of interest and love of nature – playtime activity, family-night, birthday parties, school or camp activity
QUALITY: nice rock collection and durable print pieces that are made to last. All Packaged in a Grab & Go, easy-grip handle, carrying case and MADE IN USA. This is a quality product with our full, money back guarantee.

Product Description
Spark kids interest in Rocks, Minerals, Geology and our magnificent Earth via this fun, learning Game with Rock and Mineral Collection. This American-Made product includes a collection of 15 Rock and Mineral specimens any kid would be proud to own. Plus over 60 polished rock and mineral pieces. Also includes Player Cards for up to 6 players, a Master Rock Guide and 18 Rock and Mineral Cards chocked full of educational and fun facts. All enclosed in a kids Carrying Case with an easy-grip-handle. Grab it and go on play dates, in the car, to school, or Grandma and Grandpa’s house. A unique treasure for any boy or girl. Play, Collect, Learn, Smile and… ROCK ON! Suitable for ages 5+. WARNING! Choking Hazard – Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years. ©2011 iLaughnLearn All rights reserved.

National Geographic Kids Everything Rocks and Minerals

National Geographic Kids Everything Rocks and Minerals: Dazzling gems of photos and info that will rock your world

 

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Targeted to rock-crazy kids, this bold book is more energetic, more visually exciting, and more fun than anything else on the market—and with more information, too! Youngsters become geology experts as they browse eye-popping photos and absorb layers of information made extra fun through a humor-infused presentation.

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

The Jeweler’s Directory of Gemstones

The Jeweler’s Directory of Gemstones: A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones From Cut and Color to Shape and Settings

 

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For goldsmiths, collectors, jewelry-makers, investors, retailers and consumers.

The trade of gemstones is a highly specialized and often secretive business. Using The Jeweler’s Directory of Gemstones, written by an expert gemstone dealer and designer, will provide any consumer with the insider knowledge needed to make accurate judgments of gemstones, to recognize low- and high-quality stones, and to make a good buy rather than a bad one.

Each full-color spread is packed with concise text, annotated drawings and beautiful photographs, including a showcase of virtuoso jewelry designs. Great for informed consumers, the book includes:

Sources and grading
Traditional and modern settings
Cutting and faceting
Designing a special setting
Gemstone groups
Appraising, buying and handling gemstones
Diamond types and pearls
Spotting synthetics and fakes.
Here is a sampling of the practical insider information in this book:

Using a loupe to examine a stone
Understanding laser cutting and carving
Identifying synthetic diamonds
Buying at gem fairs and from dealers
Cleaning and storing stones.
No other book has this kind expert advice — up-to-date, clearly presented and fully illustrated — on evaluating and using gemstones.

About the Author
Judith Crowe is a jewelry-maker and gemstone dealer in London, England.

Gem Identification Made Easy Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling

Gem Identification Made Easy 5/E: A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling Hardcover

 

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Gem Identification Made Easy is the first and only book that explains in non-technical terms how to identify diamonds and colored gems, and how to separate natural gems from imitations, treated stones, synthetics, and look-alikes. The book’s approach is direct and practical, and its style easy to understand. In fact, with this highly accessible guide, anyone can begin to master gem identification. Includes over 150 photographs and illustrationsover 80 in full color!

Using a simple, step-by-step system, the authors explain how to properly use essential but uncomplicated instruments to identify stones, what to look for gemstone by gemstone, and how to set up a basic lab at modest cost. Three of the instruments are inexpensive, portable, pocket instruments that, when used together, can identify almost 85% of all precious and popular stones.

The key to avoiding costly mistakes and recognizing profitable opportunities is knowing both what to look for and what to look out for.

Gem Identification Made Easy will help you:

Open your eyes to the types of treatments, imitations, synthetics, look-alikes, and fakes in the gem market today.
Learn how to tell the difference between them. Quickly spot:
Synthetics, including synthetic emeralds and diamonds
Filled diamonds
Diffused “blue” sapphires and “red” rubies
HPHT-treated diamonds
… and much more!
Determine how to spot the newest “composite” imitations.
Learn how to identify recently discovered gems such as “Mandarin” garnet, red “emerald,” and North Carolina’s chromium-rich emeralds.
Discover new treatments such as surface coatings to create “fancy color” diamonds and improve or change the color of many gemstones.
Know when to seek help from a professional gemologist or lab.
Become more professional in your business or hobby.

 

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From the Inside Flap
Gem Identification Made Easy is the first and only book that explains in non-technical terms how to identify diamonds and colored gems, and how to separate natural gems from imitations, treated stones, synthetics, and look-alikes. The book’s approach is direct and practical, and its style easy to understand. In fact, with this highly accessible guide, anyone can begin to master gem identification.

Using a simple, step-by-step system, the authors explain how to properly use essential but uncomplicated instruments to identify stones, what to look for gemstone by gemstone, and how to set up a basic lab at modest cost. Three of the instruments are inexpensive, portable, pocket instruments that, when used together, can identify almost 85% of all precious and popular stones.

The key to avoiding costly mistakes and recognizing profitable opportunities is knowing both what to look for and what to look out for.

 

Gem Identification Made Easy will help you:

Open your eyes to the types of treatments, imitations, synthetics, look-alikes, and fakes in the gem market today.

Learn how to tell the difference between them. Quickly spot:

Synthetics, including synthetic emeralds and diamonds

Filled diamonds

Diffused “blue” sapphires and “red” rubies

HPHT-treated diamonds

and much more!

 

Determine how to spot the newest “composite” imitations.

Learn how to identify recently discovered gems such as “Mandarin” garnet, red “emerald,” and North Carolina’s chromium-rich emeralds.

Discover new treatments such as surface coatings to create “fancy color” diamonds and improve or change the color of many gemstones.

Know when to seek help from a professional gemologist or lab.

Become more professional in your business or hobby.
About the Author
Antoinette Matlins, PG, FGA, is an internationally respected gem and jewelry expert, author and lecturer. With over 1 million copies of her seven books in print in nine languages, she is the most widely read author in the world on the subject of jewelry and gems. Honored with the international Accredited Gemologists Association’s highest award for excellence in gemology, Ms. Matlins’ books are widely used throughout the world by consumers and professionals in the gem and jewelry field. Her books include Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide (over 400,000 copies now in print―the only book of its kind ever offered by Consumer Reports); Colored Gemstones: The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide; The Pearl Book: The Definitive Buying Guide; Gem Identification Made Easy; Engagement & Wedding Rings: The Definitive Buying Guide for People in Love; and Jewelry & Gems at Auction: The Definitive Guide to Buying & Selling at the Auction House & on Internet Auction Sites (all GemStone Press).

Former gemology editor of National Jeweler magazine, her articles and comments on buying and selling gems and jewelry and on gem investment have appeared in many national and international consumer and trade publications. She is also the author of the “Gemstones” chapter in the Encyclopedia of Investments, second edition.

Ms. Matlins has gained wide recognition as a dedicated consumer advocate, and continues to spearhead the Accredited Gemologists Association’s nationwide campaign against gemstone investment telemarketing scams and other types of consumer misrepresentation. A popular media guest, she has been seen on ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN, educating consumers about gems and jewelry and exposing fraud.

In addition to her educational work, Ms. Matlins is retained by clients worldwide to seek fine, rare or unusual gems and jewels for acquisition.

Antonio C. Bonanno, FGA, ASA, MGA, was founder and president of the National Gem Appraising Laboratory and director of the Columbia School of Gemology near Washington, D.C. He held the coveted “Master Gemologist Appraiser” title (MGA), the highest distinction awarded to gem and jewelry appraisers from the American Society of Appraisers. He worked with gems and minerals for over sixty years, specializing in forensic gemology, and was frequently called as an expert witness in a wide range of court cases. A Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain With Distinction, he was highly esteemed in the field and holds a place in the prestigious Gemstone Hall of Fame. He founded the Accredited Gemologists Association, which created the Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology in his honor after his death in 1996.