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4M Crystal Mining Kit

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4.7 out of 5 stars 633 customer reviews
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  • This educational kit allows young mineral hunters to dig for their very own crystals, using the kit's digging tool to unearth treasures from a tough plaster "rock".
  • The kit includes a plaster rock with eight (8) individual crystals, a digging tool, drawstring pouch for storing crystals, and more.
  • A handy magnifying glass lets mineral hunters examine their treasures and study their different features.
  • Once the crystals have been excavated, they can be displayed proudly in an attractive display case included with the kit.
  • Recommended for ages 5 years and up.
  • Challenge your child's imagination with 4M toys and kits.
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

Style: Crystal Mining Kit

Product Description

Explore the wonders of geology with the 4M Crystal Mining Kit. This educational kit allows young mineral hunters to dig for their very own crystals, using the kit's digging tool to unearth treasures from a tough plaster "rock". The kit includes a plaster rock with eight (8) individual crystals, a digging tool, drawstring pouch for storing crystals, and more. A handy magnifying glass lets mineral hunters examine their treasures and study their different features. Once the crystals have been excavated, they can be displayed proudly in an attractive display case included with the kit. Recommended for ages 5 years and up.

From the Manufacturer

Excavate, study and then display your own beautiful crystals. Kit includes plaster rock with eight embedded crystals, digging tool, display case, drawstring pouch and more!

Product Information

Style:Crystal Mining Kit
Product Dimensions 6.8 x 2.2 x 6.8 inches
Item Weight 1 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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ASIN B000HGJJGI
Item model number 3564
Manufacturer recommended age 5 years and up
Best Sellers Rank #2,507 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#6 in Toys & Games > Learning & Education > Science > Geology & Earth Sciences
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From the Manufacturer

4M Crystal Growing Experiment 4M Crystal Mining Kit
Grow Your Own Crystals
Mine Your Own Crystals
Includes Parts and Accessories
Includes Display Cases
Recommended Ages For Ages 10+ For Ages 5+

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This toy was really better than I expected. I purchased one for both my 8 and 5 year old. They started out chipping away little pieces of the hard outer plaster . After a while, my daughter got a container of warm water and realized that the water dissolved the plaster just enough to make their hammering/sawing work a bit easier. They were so excited to extract each crystal and looked at them with the magnifying glass and had a wonderful time exploring the differences/colors/textures. This simple toy kept them busy for about an hour 1/2 and they each have the 8 crystals to keep and enjoy. Would recommend highly.
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My 7-year old loves this. She is a hands-on learner. We were working together on the toy, just like 5 minutes ago, and then I came upstairs to order more for Christmas gifts because of the much fun she was experiencing with the kit. As I was at my computer and in the process of completing my order via Amazon, my child came running up the stairs, with dust all over her, looking very uncomfortable and blinking profusely; her eyes and the surrounding areas were beet red! She had accidentally blown the debris in her eyes! We did an eye rinse, followed by some eye drops, and then she went to fetch her swimming googles! Smart kid. I replied to her, "Are you going back for more?" Her reply: "Oh, yea!" LOL. Getting dust/debris in the eye from this toy is easy to do, so you should probably have some goggles on hand for your child, or even for you the adult, if you intend on helping out. I do not recall in the instructions that googles are recommended, but they should be. Fabulous toy but dusty! Wear googles!
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Anyone looking for an activity that'll keep your little ones independently occupied (without the constant "Mommy/Daddy"...) NEEDS to have this in the toy closet. It's definitely an outdoor activity, since the plaster makes dust. And it's obviously a one time use, but for $10 at least an hour of play, who can beat it? The tool that comes with it has a serrated edge on one side (like a dull butter knife) and a little mallet on the other side. He used it like a saw. Seriously, he's doing it now and has been at it long enough for me to empty dishes, load dishes, check email and write this review :)
The stones themselves are a decent size, about the size of a large pebble or gum all. The box said the block has 8 stones but ours had 10. I'd say it's perfect for ages 5-8.

The only improvement I'd see for this product (but not enough to remove a star), was actually a comment my son made "Mommy, shouldn't there be safety glasses in the box too?"

Such a cute activity, ordering a couple for my mom to have on hand for when the kids are there.
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My 10 year old really liked "mining" for these crystals. She did not attempt to get all the crystals out of the block in one setting. She did a little bit of chipping away of the block, whenever she felt like it. I actually found myself chipping away at it a time or two, it was thrapeutic for me:>. Once you see a piece of a crystal it's exciting. I'm going to look for a more challenging one for her this year. I recommend this, but you must have patience.
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This is the best gem mining dig I have gotten yet. The Smithsonian gem dig was horrible with very very small gems. This kit on the other hand has very very nice sized gems. Somehow I had accidentally ordered 2 sets and I did not want to send it back. It was perfect. My son and I each got out own brick to excavate. It was so much fun. He got impatient with how long it wa staking and I keep trying to tell him that's how it goes but finally he got me impatient as well lol. So I grabbed two flat head screwdrivers and went to town. Mine ended up with 10 gems, his 8.
I got 1 amethyst, 1 dolomite, 3 agates, 1 clear quartz/crystal, and i think 4 rose crystals.
He got 2 amethyst, 1 red agate,
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I bought two of these, one for my daughter and one for my niece. My daughter (aged 5 at the time) had a great time chipping away at the rock to get all of the gems out. True, it did take her quite a while (and she switched off for a bit with her 7-year-old sister), but the only time I had to intervene was to suggest she wet the rock to make chiseling a bit easier. All told, it took a few hours (which, as a parent of four, was *brilliant*!) and resulted in quite a few nice polished stones. She keeps them in the included leather pouch and considers them one of her valued "treasures."
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Pearl (aged seven), who also titled this review, says: I got this toy and the next day I opened it up and there was a big cube in it. At first when I digged in it, I didn't find any gems. But then, when I got a little bit farther, I started finding the gems. I loved this toy. It was kind of hard to hit it at first, though, because the cube was really hard. I used the hammer that came with it, but the hammer didn't really work so I started using a real hammer. It only took me one night. The gems are beautiful!
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I have a son who has ADHD and sensory issues and was looking for something fun he can do while working on his fine motor skills. He's been interested in crystals lately so I figured this would be perfect.

It kept him busy for nearly 30 minutes until it got a bit tough and he needed help. Even then, he still stayed around and cleaned up the rocks with the brush which is still working on those skills.

My only complaints are that one of these crystals is an amethyst bead. I'm not sure what to make of it but it is pretty. Second thing is I wish there would have been more variety. We seemed to have got a bunch of the same ones. But it's really not a huge problem.
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