Rock and Mineral Identification

Field Guide For All Ages

Our Rock and Mineral Identification field guide is filled with information. There are charts on rocks and minerals that will help you identify all three major groups of rocks. Color pictures of many rocks and minerals are also included in the book. The book is meant to be taken on field trips by people when they go rock hounding. 

The charts in the book are based on characteristics taught in the textbooks: Igneous Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks and Minerals. The charts use basic characteristics to identify rocks and minerals. The DVD contains video lessons on how to use the textbook when identifying rocks.

This book and the materials found on our website have been recommended by the Junior Program Chair, Jim Brace-Thompson of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Mr. Thompson found the materials we offered a wealth of information to the junior members of the society. He wrote that our books are beautifully designed and illustrated with easy-to-following instructions.

Chapters in the book:

  • Igneous, Sedimentary or Metamorphic?
  • Igneous Rocks
  • Sedimentary Rocks
  • Metamorphic Rocks
  • Mineral Identification
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L1 Volcano rocks are all igneous rocks. Our Igneous Rocks textbook covers the formation of volcano rocks and intrusive rocks.

L1 Sedimentary Rock formation introduces students to the rocks that cover 75% of the surface of the Earth. Lessons include clastic rocks, limestone and coal.

L1 Formation of metamorphic rocks include information about foliated rocks, schist, gniess, marble and quartzite rocks.

L1 Identifying Minerals is much simpler when you know their properties, Learn about identifying minerals using their luster, streak, and cleavage.


Rock and Mineral Identification is a field guide for anyone interested in identifying rocks and minerals they have around their home or collect.

L1 Basic Earth Science textbooks are designed for 3rd - 6th grade students. They include Igneous Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks, Minerals, Rock Cycle, Earth Science, Volcanoes and Earthquakes.

L1 Rock Identification Course 1 - Semester course that includes Igneous Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks and Minerals. Excellent course that all ages can use to learn rock identification.

L1 Earth Science Course 2 - Semester course that includes Rock Cycle, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Earth Science materials. Excellent course for upper elementary students.

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Igneous Rocks
Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Minerals
Earth Science
Rock Cycle
Volcanoes
Earthquakes
Rock ID Field Guide

Rock & Mineral ID
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