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Rock and Mineral Identification Guides

These guides identify the rocks and minerals included in the Deeper and Deeper and Mining Matters II – The Earth’s Crust kits. Complete with photographs, the guides describe each sample’s physical characteristics, origin, and uses in everyday life. 

More than 60 samples—representing 25 different types of metallic and industrial minerals, aggregates, and the three main rock groups (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic)—accompany each kit. 

In-kind contributors from the mineral and aggregate industries provide valuable resources for our educational units. Our industry partners, along with resident geologists from the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, as well as students, aid in the collection and sizing of samples. We thank them all for their on-going support.

Rock Identification Guide
Mineral Identification Guide