What cooler way to start a rock collection than to dig for treasure yourself? Get out the digging tool and brush and excavate 10 real gemstones from a block of packed earthusing the same tools and techniques as real gem-hunters, archaeologists, and paleontologists. You’ll find purple amethyst, pyrite (or fool’s gold), quartz crystals, striped tigers eye, and other semi-precious stones. An adventure guide details 10 games, puzzles, and challenges to help you learn unique details of your newly unearthed treasures. Winner of Creative Child magazine’s 2013 Kids Product of the Year.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARDsmall parts not for children under 3 years.
For ages 6 and up. Packaging: 7 1/4"W x 10"L x 2"D. Includes 10 gemstones, digging tool, excavation brush, activity guide.
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Purchased for great-nephew. Kept him busy finding the various stones. Really messy even with newspaper on the floor; better for outside. Couple of the stones were hard to determine what they were, didn't look like turquenite was included.
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