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Obsidian: Rocks we know we know

Obsidian: Rocks we know we know

Identifying obsidian.  This is a new kind of rock identification guide for you.  A plain language, no silly business, get your rocks sorted in no time guide to “what rock is that?” Igneous rocks: Obsi...Read More

Posted in Igneous, Rock Specimens

Pumice: Rocks we know we know

Pumice: Rocks we know we know

Identifying pumice.  This is a new kind of rock identification guide for you.  A plain language, no silly business, get your rocks sorted in no time guide to “what rock is that?” Igneous rocks: Pumice...Read More

Posted in Igneous, Rock Specimens

Rhyolite: Rocks we know we know

Rhyolite: Rocks we know we know

Identifying rhyolite.  This is a new kind of rock identification guide for you.  A plain language, no silly business, get your rocks sorted in no time guide to “what rock is that?” Igneous rocks: Rhyo...Read More

Posted in Igneous, Rock Specimens

Granite: Rocks we know we know

Granite: Rocks we know we know

Identifying granite.  This is a new kind of rock identification guide for you.  A plain language, no silly business, get your rocks sorted in no time guide to “what rock is that?” Igneous rocks: Grani...Read More

Posted in Igneous, Rock Specimens

Rocks we know we know: The Rockhoundz plain language guide to identifying common rocks

Rocks we know we know: The Rockhoundz plain language guide to identifying common rocks

So…. geology is back in the National Curriculum… Don’t panic! Rockhoundz is here to help you To misquote Donald Rumsfeld: “People who say that they know nothing about rocks ar...Read More

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If you are paying more than $5.50 for rock specimens then you are paying too much!

If you are paying more than $5.50 for rock specimens then you are paying too much!

scoria from Rockhoundz GEOLOGY SPECIMENS SHOULD ROCK BUT THEY SHOULDN’T COST YOU THE EARTH School budgets are too tight to waste a single cent unnecessarily. We’ve seen this rock advertise...Read More

Posted in All Posts, Angus, Igneous, Rock Specimens

BYO: Build Your Own rock kits

BYO: Build Your Own rock kits

Too often I have seen ‘complete’ rock kits for sale that either have too many different samples or not enough.  To make matters worse the samples are too small and too easily lost or brok...Read More

Posted in All Posts, Igneous, Metamorphic, Rock Specimens, Sedimentary

Rock star: Obsidian

Rock star: Obsidian

Did you know that most of the obsidian you see for sale is actually fake?  That’s the reason it has taken us so long to find some that we are willing to have in the shop. Some of the newest roc...Read More

Posted in All Posts, Igneous, Rock Specimens

Is this a Houndz tooth I see before me?

Is this a Houndz tooth I see before me?

I know what I want this to be.  I really, really, really want it to be a fossilised dinosaur tooth. It won’t be because I never find anything cool.  Except for that one time in Cifton – b...Read More

Posted in All Posts, Fossils, Rock Specimens

Steaming Coal

Steaming Coal

Hi Angus the Rockhound here, I’ve been sniffing around some coal recently (hence my lovely black nose) and thought I’d tell you about the coal we have in stock which is classified as steam...Read More

Posted in All Posts, Angus, Rock Specimens, Sedimentary