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     You can browse photographs of approximately 60 different rock types and the Teaching Objectives for the Mysteries we have written about each rock. A selection of Rock Mysteries will be included in every kit.  You can also order Rock Mysteries separately.  Each Mystery includes the sample, or samples, along with the Question and Answer sheets for the Mystery.  Call 530-526-0858 for more information.


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007-Volcanic Ash, Mt.Spurr, AK GRADES 5-12
SAMPLE: - A small bag of ash from the Spurr Volcano in Alaska    TEACHING OBJECTIVES: - To dramatically introduce the concept that the Earth is a living planet - To show that volcanic ...
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008-Volcanic Ash, Mt.Redoubt, AK GRADES 5-12
SAMPLE: - A small bag of ash from the REDOUBT Volcano in Alaska    TEACHING OBJECTIVES: - To dramatically introduce the concept that the Earth is a living planet - To show that volcani ...
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017-Breccia GRADES 5-12
SAMPLE: - A piece of breccia showing angular pieces or fragments of other rocks in a fine-grained matrix    TEACHING OBJECTIVES:   - To introduce the concept that some sedim ...
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019-Tectite GRADES 3-8
SAMPLE: — One tectite (a tear-shaped piece of melted rock)    TEACHING OBJECTIVES:   __ To introduce tectites __ To introduce the concept of meteorites and what happen ...
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040-Pumice GRADES 1-10
SAMPLES: — A piece of pumice — preferably one that will float — A cup or bowl of water to float the pumice in — Optional: A picture of a volcano    TEACHING OBJ ...
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041-Basalt GRADES 3-6
SAMPLE:   - A piece of volcanic basalt (must show ropy structure, and gas bubbles, or crust)    TEACHING OBJECTIVES:   - To introduce students to volcanic basalt ...
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044-Granite GRADES 1-6
SAMPLE: -- A piece (or pieces) of coarse-grained granite clearly showing the colors of the three major minerals   TEACHING OBJECTIVES: -- To show that rocks are made of minerals -- To introduce ...
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052-Feldspar + Granite
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.SAMPLES: -- Single crystal of feldspar (either orthoclase or plagioclase) -- A piece of granite con ...
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$9.00
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053-Onyx
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.SAMPLES: -- A sample of onyx that shows distinct parallel fine bands, and DOES NOT FIZZ IN ACID. Vari ...
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054-Cockeysville Marble (Cambrian, MD, USA)
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.SAMPLE: -- Piece(s) of the Cockeysville Marble clearly showing layers and a surface rich in mica fla ...
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061-Fissile Shale
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.SAMPLE: -- Very fissile shale showing many, many planar surfaces.TEACHING OBJECTIVES: -- To introduc ...
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$6.00
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065-Anthracite Coal
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLES: — A bag of anthracite coal.TEACHING OBJECTIVES: — To introduce anthracite — To introduce the ...
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080-Limestone + Marble
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLES: — A piece of limestone, preferably that shows fossils; and a piece of marble preferably that ...
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083-Schist with Mica flakes
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: -- A piece of rock (often schist) containing mica flakes that reflect light.TEACHING OBJECTI ...
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086-Diabase
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: - A piece of DIABASE that is obviously heavyTEACHING OBJECTIVES: - To introduce the rock type ...
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089-Metasediment, Pebble Conglomerate
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: -- A metamorphosed pebble conglomerate--should show schist-like character from being metamorp ...
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$10.00
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095-Gneiss
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.SAMPLE: - A sample of gneiss clearly showing grains and bandingTEACHING OBJECTIVES: - To introduce t ...
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097-Quartzite
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: -- A piece of QUARTZITETEACHING OBJECTIVES: -- To introduce the metamorphic rock quartzite ...
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099-Serpentinite
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLES: — Serpentinite from Huntinghill Quarry, Rockville, Maryland, clearly showing the three mine ...
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107-Pegmatite
All Mysteries include a rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: - A piece of pegmatite showing clearly three major granite minerals, quartz, feldspar ...
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109-Schist with bent layers
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: - A piece of schist (sh-ist) clearly showing the effects of squeezingTEACHING OBJECTIVES: - ...
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115-Mudstone with Conchoidal Fracture
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLES: — A piece of mudstone, homogeneous and with obviously curving surfaces TEACHING OBJECTIVES: ...
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$10.00
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122-Quartzite and Sandstone
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLES: — A piece of sandstone clearly showing grains, and a piece of quartzite clearly showing a ...
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126-Tuff
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: -- A piece of ASH FLOW TUFF (IGNIMBRITE also known as, 'WELDED' TUFF) that clearly shows an ...
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145-Granite Gneiss, and Granite
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: -- A piece of granite that is coarse-grained enough to show feldspar, quartz and dark mine ...
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157-Conglomerate, Pebble
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: — A sample of pebble conglomerate clearly showing pebbles in a muddy or sandy matrixTEACHIN ...
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161-Chalk-England
Mystery includes rock sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: -- A piece of Cretaceous age chalk(eg. from the southeast coast of England) TEACHING OBJECTIVES: -- To intro ...
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168-Apache Tears
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: -- An Apache Tear, or marekaniteTEACHING OBJECTIVES: -- To provide the opportunity to ex ...
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174-Serpentinite, Thetford, Quebec
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLES: — Serpentinite from Thetford Quarry, southern QuebecTEACHING OBJECTIVES: — To introduce t ...
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182-Obsidian Grades 3-8
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: —A piece of Obsidian with sharp edges TEACHING OBJECTIVES: — To introduce the volcanic gla ...
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183-Schist or Gneiss?
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLES: -- A piece of schist, clearly showing thin layers of mica flakes -- A piece of gneiss tha ...
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190-Union Marble, Maine
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: -- Piece(s) of the Union Marble clearly showing layers rich in mica flakesTEACHING OBJECTIV ...
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191-Granite and Gabbro
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLES: -- A piece of granite clearly showing coarse crystal grains -- A piece of dark-colored gab ...
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192-Granite and Gabbro
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLES: -- A piece of granite clearly showing coarse crystal grains -- A piece of dark-colored gab ...
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194-Granite and Gabbro
All Mysteries include a rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.SAMPLE: -- A piece of granite (for example, from eastern Maine) containing angular pieces (cla ...
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198-Fordham Gneiss, New York City
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: -- Piece(s) of the Fordham gneiss clearly showing layers and a surface rich in mica flakes ...
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214-Slate, Metamorphic Rock
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. MYSTERY SAMPLE: -- A piece of slate that “clanks” -- Teacher supplied: A metal object, eg. a spoon ...
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217-Serpentinite (Grossular Garnet + Diopside)
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: — Serpentinite from Vermont, clearly showing the three minerals, garnet, diopside and talc T ...
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225-Slate vs. Shale
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. MYSTERY SAMPLES: -- A piece of slate that “clanks” -- A piece of shale that “clunks” -- Teacher sup ...
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247-Fossil&Nonfossil shale
Mystery includes two samples and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLES:   Shale  with no fossils,  and  Shale  with obvious fossilsTEACHING OBJECTIVES:&n ...
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