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Rock specimens are useful for studying textures, grain sizes, and other features altered by pressure, temperature, and other natural forces. Different select categories of rock specimens are available for purchase as well, including metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary rocks. Sets of rock specimens are housed in compartmentalized collection boxes, with descriptions of each specimen printed for easy confirmation of identification. These rock specimens are carefully selected to be the highest quality to provide students with a suitable introduction to earth materials and their characteristics.

Rock specimens are useful for studying textures, grain sizes, and other features altered by pressure, temperature, and other natural forces. Different select categories of rock specimens are available for purchase as well, including metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary rocks. Sets of rock specimens are housed in compartmentalized collection boxes, with descriptions of each specimen printed for easy confirmation of identification. These rock specimens are carefully selected to be the highest quality to provide students with a suitable introduction to earth materials and their characteristics.


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Description: Chert is a microcrystalline, hard, silica mineral.

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Description: Scoria is a dark-colored rock formed from lava with a high gas content.

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Description: Pink Gneiss is foliated pink and black bands of biotite.

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Description: Coarse, “salt and pepper”: dark pyroxene and light andesine.

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Description: High grade metamorphosed rock showing bands of quartz, feldspar, and biotite.

Catalog Number: (470226-462)
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Description: Introduce your students to rocks formed from the cooling of magma and lava.


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Description: Anorthosite is an intrusive, igneous rock consisting of predominantly plagioclase feldspar.

Catalog Number: (470226-464)
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Description: Introduce your students to rocks formed from deposition of sediment.


Catalog Number: (470315-520)
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Description: Comprehensive set of rocks and minerals highlighting the economic resources of Canada.


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Description: Classic, dark; from the Columbia Plateau.

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Description: Syenite a light-colored rock consisting of feldspars and hornblende.

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Description: Dark gray, composed mostly of pyroxene and olivine.

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Description: Well-cemented, medium-grained orthoquartzite.

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Description: Gray with line crinoid columnal fragments.

Catalog Number: (470016-504)
Supplier: VWR
Description: The Sedimentary Rock Collection introduces students to sedimentary rocks.


Supplier: VWR
Description: Massive, chlorite-rich.

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