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Crystal Mining

by Great Gizmos
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
Price: 10.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Excavate your very own natural crystals
  • Learn some fun characteristics of different crystals
  • Contains 8 natural crystals embedded in a plaster block
  • It's a cool mineral rock digging kit
  • Suitable for children aged five and over
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Technical Details
Item Weight630 g
Product Dimensions21.6 x 16.8 x 5.8 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:5 - 3 years
Item model number4136SM
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Remote Control Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB000T8ZND2
Best Sellers Rank 6,766 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight798 g
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Date First Available15 May 2008
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

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Manufacturer's Description

A cool mineral rock digging kit. Excavate your very own natural crystals. Build and add to your own rock collection, and learn some fun characteristics of different crystals. Contains one plaster block with eight natural crystals buried inside, one specially designed digging tool, one brush, one magnifier, one display case with cover and base card, pouch bag and detailed instructions with fun facts. Suitable for children aged five and over. The Science Museum has been turning science into a thrilling learning experience for many years, and have added their special seal of approval to a limited range of toys that they believe support their mission and will engage children in all aspects of science and learning.

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    42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A quiet 6 year old boy.... impossible! 2 Nov 2009
    By J. Nunn
    Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
    Several polished crystals are buried in a block of plaster of paris. A hammer and pokey double ended tool and a stiff brush are included to chip away the plaster to reveal the jewels inside. Put a bit of newspaper down underneath as doing it is dusty, but all part of the fun for our 6yr old boy. We all wanted a go, me, 9 yr old daughter and husband all couldn't resist it! In real terms it doesn't take all that long to chisel them out, but it kept my son quiet for hours at a time, he was really engrossed! Try the glow in the dark dinosaur, dino dig I think it's called as that's really good too.
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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Delighted with this for my 6 year old son 19 Sep 2011
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    Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
    I chose this for my son's 6th birthday, based on reviews, and was not disappointed.
    At first, my son complained because the block of plaster is very hard and takes a lot of hammering, with patience and persistance. This is one of the reasons I chose it for him, because I thought it would do him good to have something that might teach him to persevere. It needed my help to begin with.
    However, once he found a bit of his first crystal, he was hooked. He still needed a bit of help, but eventually, he was stuck in, hammering and chiselling for hours and whooping with joy every time he found a new crystal, or got one out. He was delighted with his little bag to put them in and couldn't wait to show his finds to friends and nanna. He has even asked me if he can have another one for Christmas so he can collect more crystals.
    I am very impressed with the quality of this toy. The crystals look very nice and all the tools provided are great and can be used again for something else. There is a lot of dust made, so watch out. We set it up on a tray, on a table in the garden on a nice day, and the tray had to be emptied out frequently.
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    33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Hours of fun for my very active little boy. 23 Jun 2009
    Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
    This kit kept my very active 5-year-old occupied for hours and even days. We give it as birthday presents to all his friends. I've bought about 12 kits so far.
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars a great dig! 14 Feb 2010
    By Marty
    Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
    Bought for my son as part of a birthday present. He loves digging and uncovering treasure as well as researching his findings.
    Great for budding archeologists!
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Fun mining 1 Dec 2010
    By Jo
    Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
    Bought this for my nine year old daughter who loves fossils and rocks. She loved digging the minerals out but it was a bit hard going at times. My older two daughters were quite happy to help her. She is now carrying the minerals round in the little pouch provided and has asked for another kit for Christmas.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly unfathomable 2 Jan 2012
    By Andy
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    Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
    Who ever thought that digging some bits of glass out of a lump of rock might be a fun thing to do must have been completely out of their mind - and into that of an 8 and 10 yr old child...... they spent 2 hours solid sawing tapping and brushing at it - with absolutely none of the usual whingy noises. I'm thinking of getting them a spade each for next years santas sack.....
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    13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars crystal mining 27 April 2010
    Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
    Science Museum Crystal Miningmy grandson loved it. and the minerral stones are quite big
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    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great for all ages! 20 Aug 2010
    Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
    My daughter was given this for her 6th Birthday and loves it. We had a house full of children at the time and it was suitable for so many ages. Educational at the same time as being fun. Highly recommended!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Delighted my 7yr old grandson
    Published 13 days ago by Val
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Good for the young inquisitive mind.
    Published 26 days ago by Daniel R. Walters
    4.0 out of 5 stars 8 year old daughter enjoyed the experience.
    daughter wanted this after already having a similar mining set. once you have mined the crystals you are left with a few crystals to look at but that is the end of the mining... Read more
    Published 28 days ago by S. Clarkson-kearsley
    5.0 out of 5 stars great product
    fantastic fun for kids under 10 yrs. Mine both love these and keep them busy for long periods and something to keep a the end also
    Published 1 month ago by A J Patrick
    4.0 out of 5 stars This gift was purchased
    for a child's birthday, and the little girl liked it very much. And that's all I can type on the matter.
    Published 3 months ago by L. Howard
    5.0 out of 5 stars "cool" birthday present
    My 6 year old grandson asked for a "cool" birthday present and really loved this kit. He and his friends had great fun digging out the stones and they are a good selection... Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Janet Chard
    5.0 out of 5 stars Messy, but oddly addictive!
    I have now bought this twice for the same child. I bought her it for Christmas when she was six and then last Christmas again when she was ten, because she loved it so much and got... Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Kirsty Housam
    5.0 out of 5 stars Granddaughter thrilled
    Contains real crystals unlike the cheaper versions which have plastic ones. Granddaughter, 6, was thrilled with it at Christmas and is still 'mining'. Highly recommended.
    Published 6 months ago by John E. Groom
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift for children
    I bought this in the Amazon Deal before Xmas, it was for 2 girls aged 7 and 10. They loved it as I was told. They kept checking to see if the crystal was growing. Read more
    Published 6 months ago by sodaisy
    5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for a stone obsessed 9 year old
    This was given to a 9 year old girl who absolutely loves anything to do with rocks. To say she was thrilled was an understatement. Read more
    Published 6 months ago by GillB
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