Published On: Sun, Mar 27th, 2016

Najwa Mining For Crystals

WHen we went to Engineering Family Day last month, she met with some metallurgists who talked about how mining minerals. She even got to make her own toothpaste. And then I saw this 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.
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It comes with a little hammer to chip away at the plaster where the crystals are. It’s designed to take hours to meticulously wear away the block until the crystals appear. Then you’re supposed to continue to chip away, patiently, until you get the crystal out. It’s to simulate being an actual miner.

Najwa, like her daddy, didn’t have that kind of patience so we upgraded our mining tools.


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We destroyed the block of plaster in record time!


The different crystals that are mined, a couple of some and one of others, include:




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