Mineral Kits

What are mineral kits & how can I request one?

Mineral Kits Promotional Video

Mineral kits randomly include any 15 of the following:

Sulfur

Fluorite

Moss Agate

Dravite

Amazonite

Beryl

Flint

Amethyst

Smokey Quartz

Blue Lace Agate

Calcite

Peacock Ore

Copper

Tiger Eye

Smithsonite

Petrified Wood

Pyrite

Chrysocolla

Malachite

Azurite

Quartz

Citrine

Celestite

Halite

Hemimorphite

Biotite

Gypsum

Rose Quartz

Aragonite

Corundum

Selenite

What are mineral kits?

The COVID-19 pandemic has limited the number of youth that can visit the mineral museum so we’ve decided to bring the museum to them!

While supplies last, we will be distributing FREE mineral kits which consist of 15 small geological specimens (primarily minerals with occasional rocks, fossils, and/or mineraloids) to children in our community. To make the most of our resources, we ask that mineral kits are limited to ONE per household.

How can I request a mineral kit?

Mineral kit requests should be made by calling the PAGES Department at (330) 941-3616.  As long as mineral kits are still in stock, you will be able to schedule a pickup time and stop by the PAGES department office (located in room 2023 of Ward Beecher Science Hall, on the same floor as the planetarium) to get your kit.

Never been to the YSU campus before? Get directions on our Planning a Visit page.

Once you take your mineral kit home, check this website for resources to help learn about and enjoy your new minerals!

Please consider the following:

The small & potentially sharp pieces in the kits are not suitable for small children. Parents or guardians should check the contents of each kit before distributing to children.

If you miss your mineral kit pickup time, the kit you requested may be redistributed to another family. If you know you have to miss your scheduled pickup time, please call in advance to reschedule.

Once you've received your kit, check out the resources below:

Learn about geology, minerals, and how to use your kit:

Mineral Kit Companion Video 1/3: Introduction to Geology

Mineral Kit Companion Video 2/3: What is a Mineral?

Mineral Kit Companion Video 3/3: Mineral Properties

Suggestions for Using your Kit:

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