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   You can browse photographs of approximately 50 samples in the "Other Mystery" group.  These Mysteries are about geologic processes like weathering and sedimentation; and, human activities like mining, quarrying, smelting ore, building and road construction, agriculture, and energy.  There are Mysteries that explore the process of geologic research: How we know what rocks are under our feet; and, How we find oil.   The description of the sample includes Teaching Objectives for the Mysteries.  A selection of "Other" Mysteries will be included in every kit.  You can also order 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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020-Geologic Samples w/Sawed Faces Grades 5-8
Mystery includes rock sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLES: — A hand-specimen with one obviously sawed surface making a, ‘flat face’.TEACHING OBJECTIVES: — To sharpen re ...
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022-Drill Core Grades 5-8
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: - A piece of rock drill coreTEACHING OBJECTIVES: - To show a man-made rock shape, a drill ...
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$6.00
027-Mudwasp Nest Grades 5-10
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: - A mud wasp nest(s) clearly showing the wasp burrows. TEACHING OBJECTIVES: - To help st ...
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$10.00
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028-Asphalt Grades 5-10
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: - A piece of aggregate asphalt that clearly shows gravel and tarTEACHING OBJECTIVES: - To ...
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$6.00
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033-Slag Grades 3-5
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: - A piece of slag (ideally it should show a bubbly texture)TEACHING OBJECTIVES: - To show ...
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$8.00
043-Geologic Samples marked with Numbers Grades 4-10
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: — One or more rock specimens with sample numbers on them, and with sawed facesTEACHING OBJ ...
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$7.00
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062-Concrete Grades 4-12
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: - A piece of aggregate concrete clearly showing gravel or pebblesTEACHING OBJECTIVES: - T ...
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$10.00
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078-Dendrite, Not a fossil Grades 4-12
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: -- A slab of slate, shale, or other type of rock showing a bedding plane that contains a cle ...
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$9.00
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081-Sand, Three Kinds Grades 3-8
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLES: - Black sand from beaches in Hawaii and derived from volcanic basalt that has been ground ...
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$12.00
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085-Slickensides Grades 3-12
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: -- A rock clearly showing slicke ...
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$7.00
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090-Oil Sand Grades 3-12
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: - A piece of oil sand that clearly smells li ...
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$7.00
092-Copper Ore Grades 4-8
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: ° A piece of COPPER ORE showing blebs of reddish-brown copper, or reddish, brassy bits o ...
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$10.00
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093-Weathered Rock Grades 4-12
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLES: — A piece of weathered rock, one that is crumbly, light-weight, rusty-looking, but tha ...
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$6.00
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096-Gold Ore Grades 3-6
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: -- A sample of GOLD ORE TEACHING OBJECTIVES: -- To introduce gold ore -- To introduc ...
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$6.00
102-Lithographic Limestone Grades 3-8
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: A piece of lithographic limestone, preferably cut so that its extremely fine-grained homogen ...
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$15.00
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108-Drag Fold Grades 1-6
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: - A piece of rock showing drag folds in thin-bedded sedimentsTEACHING OBJECTIVE: - To introd ...
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$8.00
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112-Beach in a bag Grades K-6
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLES: — A bag of sand with many shells, etc. in itTEACHING OBJECTIVES: — To introduce the concept ...
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$15.00
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113-Red Encrusting Foraminifera Grades 6-12
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.SAMPLE: -- A piece of coral, rock or shell encrusted with the red foraminifera, Homotrema rubrum (Sa ...
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$10.00
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116-Gastropods,left and right handed Grades 1-6
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.SAMPLE: -- Various species of left and right-handed gastropods, or right-handed gastropods only (lef ...
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$7.00
118-Shale, Poker Chips Grades 3-12
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: - Pieces of poker chip shale from drill core. (breaks into flat, round pieces, like poker chi ...
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$10.00
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119-Cobbles,Rappahannock River,VA
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.SAMPLE: -- Several rounded stream cobbles from the Rappahannock River, VirginiaTEACHING OBJECTIVE: -- ...
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$9.00
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120-Cobbles, Major River
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.SAMPLE: - Several rounded stream cobblesTEACHING OBJECTIVE: - To introduce the concepts of erosion and ...
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$7.00
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131-Items used by Early People
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLES: -- A piece of raw turquoise, copper ore, or other green, or blue-green mineral -- Several sh ...
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$12.00
132-Silver ore
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.SAMPLE: -- A sample of silver oreTEACHING OBJECTIVES: -- To introduce silver ore -- To introduce ...
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$12.00
133-Umber,Weathered Copper Ore
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions.SAMPLE: A piece of Umber, a yellow-brown manganese oxide that results from the weathering of a copper ...
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$12.00
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141-Agate
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLES: -- A sample of plain, banded, or moss agate that DOES NOT FIZZ IN ACIDTEACHING OBJECTIVES: ...
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$7.00
144-Chert or Flint with Knapping Stone
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: A fist-sized, rounded cobble for chipping off pieces of chert, or flint A piece of chert o ...
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$15.00
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148-Crystals, Generic
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLES: -- A piece of rock showing obvious crystalsTEACHING OBJECTIVES: -- To introduce crystals ...
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$6.00
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158-Steel Slag
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: — A piece of blast furnace iron ore slag, or steel slag, may be fresh or weatheredTEACHING OB ...
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$8.00
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159-Steel Slag
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: — Blast-furnace slag from iron ore smelting TEACHING OBJECTIVES: — To introduce the slag and ...
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$8.00
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160-Cobbles and Coral, St John USVI
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: -- Two cobbles from St. John, US Virgin Islands (see Figure 2) • One cobble composed of ...
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$15.00
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162-Loess, Alaska
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: -- A bag of loess from Fairbanks, AlaskaTEACHING OBJECTIVES: -- To introduce the windblow ...
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$6.00
163-Onyx Marble
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: -- A sample of onyx marble that is compact, banded, translucent, and WILL FIZZ IN ACID. Th ...
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$5.00
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175-Modern Sand Dollar
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLES: — One or two modern sand dollar shellsTEACHING OBJECTIVE: — To introduce the concept of fo ...
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$8.00
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176-Banded Iron Formation, Precambrian Age
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: — A piece of Banded Iron Formation from the Upper Peninsula of MichiganTEACHING OBJECTIVES: ...
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$10.00
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179-Banded iron Formation, Precambrian Age
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: — A piece of Banded Iron Formation from the Upper Peninsula of MichiganTEACHING OBJECTIVES: ...
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$10.00
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180-Cave Travertine
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: A sawed slice, or piece of travertine cut or broken across the bandingTEACHING OBJECTIVES: ...
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$7.00
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188-Fossil Shell Hash, fragments broken by the surf Grades 1-6
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. MYSTERY SAMPLE: -- Pieces of broken shell, etc. from an ocean beach or near shore environment -- Clea ...
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200-Cliff Swallow Nest
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: - Part of a Cliff Swallow nest clearly showing the nubbly outside texture and the thick con ...
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202-Granite, radiometric dating
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: Coarsely crystalline granite or pegmatite showing large, pink orthoclase crystals (picture ...
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203-Sample with numbers
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: — Rock specimens with sample numbers on themTEACHING OBJECTIVES: — To encourage students t ...
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204-Rock and Crystal
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: -- A handspeciman of granite that clearly shows grains of quartz -- A quartz crystalTEACHI ...
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$9.00
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224-Drill Core
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: - A piece of rock drill coreTEACHING OBJECTIVE: - To show a man-made rock shape, a drill co ...
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$6.00
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250-Loess, Matanuska Va, AK Grades 5-12
Mystery includes rock, fossil, or mineral sample and Mystery questions with teaching instructions. SAMPLE: -- A bag of loess from the Matanuska Valley, AlaskaTEACHING OBJECTIVES: -- To introduce the ...
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$6.00



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