Teaching specimens of rocks, minerals, fossils
We offer teaching specimens of rocks and minerals in two sizes - hand specimens that fit in a 3.5" x 5.25" specimen tray and smaller student specimens that fit in the palm of your hand. We think the small peanut-sized examples often presented to students are too small to show rock textures or the identifying characteristics of a mineral, but realize that this happens because of cost. We prefer that students work with specimens 2" or larger. We want the "Oh, wow!" effect when students see the set of rocks or minerals they are going to work with.
Specimens are priced to be affordable for the classroom and for teachers we count like a baker. If you are a teacher, tell us!
We also carry display specimens, larger than hand specimens, that are useful in the classroom.
We have fossils on occasion, when something interesting turns up. If you are looking for something you don't see here, ask us, as we collect for special orders and are constantly adding to our catalog.
To shop, click on "Catalog" above. You can see it all in alphabetical order or by individual collections, or you can search for something using the search bar at upper left.