Rocks, minerals & fossils

Rocks, minerals & fossils

Rock, mineral and fossil samples for studying geology, earth processes and evolution of plants and animals.

The two main sizes of specimens are:

Hand — suitable for students to handle.
Shelf — larger and suitable for display.

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Agate (cut, hand specimen)
Agate with one face cut to show the internal patterns and colours.   Agate is a term fo..
$12.65
Ex Tax: $11.00
Agate (cut, shelf specimen)
Agate with one face cut to show the internal patterns and colours.   Agate is a term fo..
$34.95
Ex Tax: $30.39
Agate (cut, small specimen)
Agate with one face cut to show the internal patterns and colours.   Agate is a term fo..
$8.25
Ex Tax: $7.17
Agate (polished, hand specimen)
Agate polished to show its internal patterns, translucency and colours.   Agate is a te..
$12.65
Ex Tax: $11.00
Agate (raw)
Natural agate from a South Island river. Agate is a term for irregularly- and concentrically..
$7.25
Ex Tax: $6.30
Coal (hot bituminous)
Bituminous coal is the coal most people are used to. The black, soft, slick rock is the most co..
$4.95
Ex Tax: $4.30
Greywacke (mudstone)
A fine-grained form of greywacke in which the particles are smaller than sand. Greywacke is a mud..
$4.95
Ex Tax: $4.30
Greywacke (sandstone)
Greywacke is a muddy sandstone sedimentary rock that is the foundation of New Zealand (and the conti..
$4.95
Ex Tax: $4.30
Ironsand
Ironsand consists of magnetite and other related minerals. It is a magnetic mineral, so it is attrac..
$6.90
Ex Tax: $6.00
Jasper (red)
Jasper is a red variety of chert, a sedimentary rock composed of very finely-crystalline q..
$4.95
Ex Tax: $4.30
Limestone (chalk)
Chalk is a distinctive variety of limestone that is soft, whitish, and powdery. Limestone is a commo..
$4.95
Ex Tax: $4.30
Marine fossils (in rock matrix)
Marine shell fossils in a limestone rock matrix, around 2.5 million years old.  Size: Hand s..
$7.25
Ex Tax: $6.30
Multi-mineral sand
Sand specifically chosen for its wide variety of minerals, crystals and shell fragments. Ideal for c..
$6.90
Ex Tax: $6.00
Petrified wood
So-called 'petrified wood', is a common term for something that is technically called perminera..
$24.95
Ex Tax: $21.70
Petrified wood (polished)
Polished petrified wood showing the original grain. So-called 'petrified wood', is a common ..
$29.90
Ex Tax: $26.00
Petrified wood (Southland)
Polished petrified wood showing the original grain. So-called 'petrified wood', is a common ..
$29.90
Ex Tax: $26.00
Pumice
Pumice rock consists of highly porous, bubbly volcanic glass. The gas bubbles (frothy texture) makes..
$4.95
Ex Tax: $4.30
Quartzite (blue)
Quartzite is a crystalline-textured metamorphic rock. A blue-green coloration can be ..
$4.95
Ex Tax: $4.30
Quartzite (yellow)
Quartzite is a crystalline-textured metamorphic rock. A yellowish coloration can be due to..
$4.95
Ex Tax: $4.30
Rhyolite
Rhyolite is expelled from volcanoes as larva. This sample is technically ‘porphyritic rhyolite’ b..
$4.95
Ex Tax: $4.30
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