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Great Links for Kids

www.minerals.si.edu NEW - Going here takes you to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History's Department of Mineral Sciences. And if you're looking for pictures of beautiful minerals this is the place. After all the Hope Diamond and the Star of Asia Sapphire aren't the kind of rocks you pick up in your backyard.
www.mcrocks.com NEW - A fellow rock hound, Guri mention this site in an e-mail so I decided to check it out. It includes a picture tour of 13 counties in western North Carolina, and a nice message board with people who truly enjoy rocks.
www.earthsciweek.org NEW - In October 1998, the American Geological Institute started this national and international event, to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences. This year it's being held October 8th through the 14th, so mark your calendars!
www.the-vug.com Visit this great site I just dug up!
www.mineraltown.com Great information on starting your first rock collection!
www.eduplace.com Lots of great kids and rocks sites!!! Check this out!
www.surfnetkids.com Surfnetkids is such a great site anyways, but when they do geology and rock and minerals, you know they do it right! This is a great place for Rock Hound Kids!
 www.rockhounds.com Boy, oh boy, this is one great big HUGE rock site... lots and lots of information. Plan to spend about 3 days looking through it all. Not exactly for kids, but there are so many good things about this site, it's worth looking through! Great forum and pictures and information galore!!!
www.RocksForKids.com This site is for kids of all ages who love rocks. Here you will find out stuff about rocks & minerals and where to go to find out more. If you already collect rocks then this is the place for you! Find out where you can get more rocks, take a look at some super pictures of rocks, learn how to identify the rocks you already have and discover neat things you can do with rocks. Don't worry if you don't have a rock collection, we'll help you get one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting Facts about our Website

If you’re looking for rocks and minerals for kids, you’ve come to the right place. Kids really seem to love rocks, minerals, and fossils and enjoy collecting them, and sometimes trading them with their rock hound kid friends. It’s educational and fun for the whole family. The great thing about collecting rocks and minerals is that it’s a fun way to learn about earth science, as well as how rock and mineral specimens are formed.

Are you a Grandparent looking for a great gift for you grandchild? You might want to consider a rock and mineral kit for your rock hound grandchild. Fossil kits also make a wonderful gift that will encourage and drive children’s curiosity about geology and earth science. Imagine the look on their faces when they open a rock kit and find gorgeous specimens like amethyst, calcite, geodes, and quartz. The study of rocks and rock formations are fun for kids and adults alike.

You don’t have to have a degree in geology or earth science to be a rock hound. Rocks, minerals, and fossils can be studied and enjoyed by kids of all ages. Each rock kit comes with a booklet or fact sheet of information on the specimens contained in the kits. The various rocks and minerals make for interesting discussion pieces, and you’ll have great samples to show your friends, and fellow rock collectors.

Fossils are rock treasures that kids love to show off to their friends. Rock hounds love to have fossils in their collection along with more attractive rocks and minerals. Fossils have started many a child off to a lifelong study of geology, archaeology, and marine biology. It’s fascinating to find rocks that contain the skeletal frames of marine life, plant life, insects and animals millions of years old.

Are you a school teacher looking for great teaching aids? Rock hound rock and mineral kits are a great way to motivate your students to take an interest geology and earth science. Perhaps you’re planning a science fair, or have a science club, if so, then consider these rocks and minerals for kids at your next fair or meeting.

Kids love to hunt for rocks and fossils, but often there are no places for them to dig, and even if there are, often they are on private property. Rock and mineral kits, and fossil kits are a great way for kids to actually get their hands on these specimens. Rock hound kids will be able to have a collection of rocks and minerals including amethyst, quartz, pyrite, geode, calcite, and many others. Fossils include ammonite, dinosaur bone, turritella, and petrified wood.

Have you ever thought about starting your own rock hound club? A club for adults and children, as well as a great educational hobby for families to share. Rock kits are a wonderful way to get a start in rock collecting, and kids love to trade rocks and minerals with other kids. There are plenty of species of rocks and minerals, and they are not that expensive, and well worth the investment.


If you’re looking for inexpensive rock and mineral specimens for kids, then you need not look any further. We’ve assembled a great variety of rock, mineral, and fossil kits for kids that are inexpensive, yet good sized specimens. If you have a rock hound kid in your house, and you want to encourage them to study rocks and minerals, then we have what you need for you rock collecting little geologist.

Most people struggle with terms like metamorphic, sedimentary, igneous, and rock cycle, and why not, these are terms that scientists use in the field of geology. It’s important to know these terms for sure, but you can still enjoy, collect,, and appreciate rocks, minerals, and fossils. Many a child started their career in geology through collecting rocks and minerals.

If you’re looking for great gift ideas or stocking stuffers, rock and minerals kits are a great idea for you little geologist. Imagine them waking up on Christmas morning to a socking filled with geodes, or amethyst.