My son recently received the 4M Kidz Labs Crystal Mining science kit for his birthday. He LOVES these excavation kits (see this post about a similar kit, also made by 4M.. Paleontology Play: Dinosaur Skeleton Excavation Kit – Velociraptor).
My son is super into rocks and minerals these days, so this was a timely gift. The kit comes with eight different kinds of crystals, hidden inside a block of plaster. Also included are the necessary excavation tools… a specially designed digging tool and a brush. After the crystals have all been found and dug out of the plaster, the kit includes a small magnifying glass to examine the rocks with and two means for storage… a “My Crystal Collection” display case and a drawstring bag. Also included are activities to help the child learn about crystals.
Photos taken June 5th, 2013