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You Searched For: Mineral Specimens

Mineral specimens are cut in a variety of sizes to meet various user needs, with common uses including identification on the part of students, displays to be used during lectures and demonstrations, or as chips for convenient physical identification tests in labs. These mineral specimens also demonstrate a number of classic geological features, such as cleavage, and collections of minerals can be used to test the Mohs hardness of other minerals and compare them.

Mineral specimens are cut in a variety of sizes to meet various user needs, with common uses including identification on the part of students, displays to be used during lectures and demonstrations, or as chips for convenient physical identification tests in labs. These mineral specimens also demonstrate a number of classic geological features, such as cleavage, and collections of minerals can be used to test the Mohs hardness of other minerals and compare them.


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Description: Hemalite is a Massive, dense red to gray, classic example of iron ore.

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Description: Albite, Student Specimens

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Description: Feldspar group; pink cleavages showing perthitic texture, common potassium feldspar, Mohs’ hardness of 6.

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Description: Kaolin is a white clay mineral that has vast industrial uses

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Description: Pure, white, earthy “China clay”.

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Description: A textbook example of pure crystalline carbon which is extermely soft.

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Description: White, fine, massive, opaque to slightly translucent.

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Description: Shiny crystal clusters and crystalline groups.

Catalog Number: (470331-446)
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Description: When minerals, rocks, and fossils cannot be accurately identified by macroscopic observation and testing, thin section slides can reveal the compositi...


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Description: White, fibrous, silky luster.

Catalog Number: (470024-938)
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Description: When minerals, rocks, and fossils cannot be accurately identified by macroscopic observation and testing, thin section slides can reveal the compositi...


Catalog Number: (470331-556)
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Description: When minerals, rocks, and fossils cannot be accurately identified by macroscopic observation and testing, thin section slides can reveal the compositi...


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Description: Red, classic oolitic texture.

Catalog Number: (470331-386)
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Description: When minerals, rocks, and fossils cannot be accurately identified by macroscopic observation and testing, thin section slides can reveal the compositi...


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Description: Pure, large, transparent-to-translucent cleavages, Mohs’ hardness of 4.

Supplier: VWR
Description: Cleaned, pure, bright, metallic native copper.

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