Saturday, April 7, 2018

We're back!!

                The Mineral Bros are back!

                                                               By, Josiah

      Yep we're back, and we just went to a rock show! We also got some cool stones 

I got :

  • A chunk of an amethyst geode
  •  A green gem (I don't know what it's called)
  • A partly polished chunk of quartz
  • And 12 more miscellaneous rocks and minerals

Caleb got :

  • A tooth
  • A polished piece of quartz
  • A tiny piece of agate
  • And 12 more miscellaneous rocks and minerals

Shane got :

  • A piece of copper
  • A polished piece of quartz
  • A tiny piece of agate
  • And  12 more miscellaneous rocks and minerals  

Thursday, July 27, 2017


This is a geode - I received it for my birthday from my great-grandparents. Geodes are cool and are found all over the world. They come from several places. If they come from a volcano, they start out as a bubble!

The insides of a geode are hollow with crystals. Each geode is unique. You will find more information about geodes at this link.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

We Have a Winner!

I'm happy to say Leela is the winner of Rocks, Minerals & Gems! You will find my review at this link. Thank you Leela for reading Mineral Bros - please email your mailing address to my grandma's email - - and we will send it to you.

Thank you Scholastic Books for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Giveaway in Five Days!

This is the page about obsidian from the book, Rocks, Minerals & Gems which we are giving away! You still have time to enter - until July 1, 2017 - you will find all the details at this link!

Obsidian Arrowhead

This arrowhead is an Obsidian Arrowhead. Obsidian comes from volcanoes. It is my favorite rock! (by Caleb)

Friday, June 23, 2017


I was at my grand-uncle and aunt's house and my younger
brother found an amethyst - he said I could keep it! I really like it and thought I'd look up information about it on-line.

At I found a lot of information about amethysts! I like learning they are found in a lot of countries, in geodes and caves. Amethysts are my mom's birthstone.

You will be able to learn a lot about amethysts at this link!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Giving Credit

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These are fossils. How fossils form: animals died and their bones are crushed into the ground. After many, many, many millions of years they become fossils.

I like fossils because they are from animals and plants. 

You find fossils anywhere . . . even in your neighbors yard . . . which is where I found them!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Rocks, Minerals & Gems - We are Giving One Away

Today we are going to tell what we like the most about the book, Rocks, Minerals & Gems and announce a giveaway for one copy of the book!

Rocks, Minerals & Gems
Authors - Sean Callery & Miranda Smith 
Photographer - Gary Ombler
Publisher - Scholastic Books
Ages - 8-12

One of the Mineral Bros likes the following two things about Rocks, Minerals & Gems -
  • The photos and information about Snowflake Obsidian Rocks
  • All the photos and information about gems
Another of the Mineral Bros likes the following two things about Rocks, Minerals & Gems -
  • The photos are so cool!
  • It makes it fun to learn about rocks.
The third and last Mineral Bro likes the following two things about Rocks, Minerals & Gems -
  • The information is cool.
  • The photos are cool.
  • It makes it more fun to learn about rocks minerals and gems.✔

They all believe children and adults will love this book - it is fun to look through and will make it easy to learn about so many rocks, minerals and gems!

Scholastic Books sent Rocks, Minerals & Gems - for us to review and give away - USA only. We will draw the name of one winner on July 1, 2017. If you are over the age of 18 and would like to enter the give away for this book, comment below to share about your favorite rock. If you like this blog you'll receive an additional entry. If you share this link you will receive one more.

If you are not 18 years old yet and would like to win Rocks, Minerals & Gems, have a parent or grandparent enter the drawing for you.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

geology links

Do you know these rocks?

Comment below what kind of gems are in the pic above.

About the blog

This is a kid-friendly blog about geology. I love geology and I hope you will learn something about rocks,geodes or crystals.