Sunday, June 19, 2011

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Texas Rock Kit (RK)

Each kit includes eight specimens that are approximately ½ inch in diameter. A card with a

description of each rock or mineral is also included in the kit.

The cost per kit is $1.50 plus tax and shipping . (Personal credit cards, cash, and personal

checks are taxable; scouts and credit card over the phone or school district cards and checks

are tax exempt.)

The rocks and minerals in the rock kit may change from time to time, according to their availability,

but the kit will most likely contain calcite, granite, basalt, sandstone, gneiss, limestone, chert,

schist, milky quartz, feldspar, or talc. Each kit will always include the three rock families: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. Sorry, but we cannot customize our rock kits.

We sell thousands of rock kits each year to teachers, students, and the general public. If you are interested in purchasing a large order (more than 100 kits),

please let us know 2 months in advance of your event so that we can start working on it.

We work on each order as it arrives and do not have a large inventory. Contact the BEG book

store for more information.

Eight samples of Central Texas rocks, 1 data card. RK0001, $1.50 (plus tax). Contact

Publications Sales for ordering information.

The Texas Virtual Rock Kit is designed for people who want to know more about

Texas rocks and minerals. Click on each specimen for a more detailed description.

Here is the list and description of additional rocks and minerals that may be

substituted in the rock kit:

We would like to thank and acknowledge these Texas mineral producers who have

graciously donated rocks and minerals, presently and in the past, for the rock kits:

  • Austin White Lime Company
  • Cactus Canyons Quarry
  • Cold Spring Granite Company
  • Martin Marietta Materials
  • Oglebay Norton Industrial Sands
  • Texas Architectural Aggregate
  • Vulcan Construction Materials
  • Zemex Industrial Minerals

Would you like to know more about other BEG publications? Visit the online BEG teachers and students list of publications.

The Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) is a major research unit at The University of Texas

at Austin and also serves as the Texas Geological Survey. Our state survey mission includes

providing information about Texas geology to the public, such as that contained in our

Texas rock kit.

Celebrate Earth Science Week - Visit the Texas ESW website for more information.


I ordered 25 kits, the shipping was $9.75, the total cost was $47.25 so about $2 a kit.

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