Specimen Minerals & Fossils

Nature's Expression

Regular price $1.99

A great way to introduce minerals and fossils to your children! Each specimen sold separately, and includes a mini information sheet to learn about these wonders of nature. Size #1 (measure approximately 1” - 1.5” each).

Note: No two pieces are alike. Each item will vary slightly in size, shape, and colour.

Suitable for ages 4+


Agate Slab

Agate, also known as chalcedony quartz, comes in many colours and varieties. It is used to harmonize Yin and Yang, help build self-confidence, enhance mental function, and strengthen the body/mind. Agate is a good protective energy stone and also helps the body's connection to the earth. It is considered a good luck stone and enhances creativity and stimulates the intellect.


Amethyst Cluster

Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz crystal composed of silicone dioxide with traces of iron. In ancient times, amethyst was thought to reduce the effects of too much alcohol because of its similarity in colour to red wine. It is thought to dispel negativity and create a peaceful environment.


Ammonite Fossil

Ammonite, which means coiled horn, was an air breathing invertebrate. It looked like an ancestor of the squid except its body was protected by a coiled, chambered shell. Ammonites flourished throughout the Mesozoic Era – about 250 million years ago. Considered to be a protective stone that provides stability and structure.



Calcite is a powerful crystal that helps clarify vision, as well as clean toxins from the body and reduce stress. It is composed of the same material as limestone: calcium carbonate. This transparent crystal can be found in a variety of colours including red, blue, yellow, orange, and green. The rare crystalline form of clear calcite is found in Mexico.


Desert Rose

Desert Roses are composed of gypsum which is hydrated calcium sulphate. These rosettes are found in evaporative deposits in the desert regions of New Mexico, Arizona, and Mexico. Gypsum is used for plaster and cement and is the principle ingredient in gyprock wallboard.


Discovery Geode

These small geodes are composed of various forms of quartz. The inner core is commonly the crystalline variety of quartz, while the outer skin is made up of microcrystalline quartz or agate. Discover what treasure lies in your geode. Most have hollow centers with some crystal formation. To open, hit gently with a hammer.


Peacock Ore

This colourful copper ore is composed of copper sulfide in the form of chalcopyrite and bornite. The tarnishing process, which creates the multiple colours, has been induced by treatment in acid. Peacock ore is found in Mexico, USA, and Canada. Its colours are related to the quantities of iron (red), copper (blue-green), and gold coloured pyrite and galena.



Pyrite, which is iron sulfide, has easily been confused with gold – hence the nickname, “Fool’s Gold.” It gets its name from the Greek pyr meaning fire because it gives off sparks when hit with metal. It is believed that possession of pyrite attracts money. Some use pyrite to stimulate the intellect and enhance recall of information.


Quartz Point

Pure quartz is composed of silicone dioxide and forms six sided crystals. The master stone, once thought to be solidified light, is used by many to remove negativity and promote harmony and co-operation within an environment. It is also used in cleansing and energizing other crystals and minerals. Excellent for meditation and accessing higher self and guides.


Rainbow Geode

These small, hollow geodes are composed of various forms of quartz. The inner core is commonly the crystalline variety of quartz, while the outer skin is made up of microcrystalline quartz or agate. Occurring in egg form, these geodes have been sliced in half, polished on the face, and coloured. These geodes, which originate in Brazil, are similar to the North American “thunder eggs.”