Crystal Mining


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Excavate 8 different natural crystals. Includes digging tools, magnifier, specimen containers, fact cards and leather pouch

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Dimensions:6.6" H × 1" W × 8.4" LShipping weight:1.41 lbs.UPC:4893156032522

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 12

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Customer Reviews of Crystal Mining


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fun, but... This set is very fun to play with. As the instructions say; this kit is not meant to be completed quickly. Patience is required, just like a real archeologist. All of the items in the package where of good quality. However, the plaster was VERY hard to crack, chissle, scratch or get into. We resorted to pouring water on it to try and make it more workable - it was a little easier but still a good chalenge. The biggest negative is that 6 out of 8 pieces of crystals where so big that they could not be placed in the display case 'pods'. That was very dissapointing. I resorted to using my real hammer and smashing the crystals into smaller pieces that could fit into the display pods. But once we got all 6 different stones/crystals out and into the display : the display looked awesome!
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much fun! I am a teacher and had a class interested in rocks. They took turns digging the crystals out. They cheered each other on. It was fantastic!
Date published: 2015-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from bring out the archaeologist in your child! my daughter got a rock set in the spring and loved it so I thought this might be fun because you actually get to dig out the crystals like a real archaeologist... she LOVES it and wanted me to buy it for all the recent birthday parties... the "durability" category is misleading because the point of the toy is to hammer off the plaster... the little chisel/knife isn't super but it's workable... the crystals are lovely and they are fun to excavate... it is definitely easy but messy - plaster dust gets into everything so we used a cookie sheet covered in newspaper... children have to be a bit patient and for some that's hard - the POINT is to excavate NOT just have the rock but some kids aren't keen on that so although I highly recommend it, make sure your child knows that it's an ACTIVITY because the crystals don't appear without a fair amount of patient work
Date published: 2015-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eureka ! Amazing ! My 5-yrs old boy loved it ! He's a great collector of all kind of things and this was one of the greatest gift we've got him. His older sister also had a lot of fun digging and finding the precious stones ! Easy, but messy ... make sure you give it when the kids can do this outside !
Date published: 2011-09-11