Pangea Ltd is a small specialist company dealing in teaching materials for the earth science sections of the national science curriculum.
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Below is a list of our "off the shelf" items, however we are more than happy to manufacture items to your specification.
Soil Investigation Kit
This kit includes clay, sandy, peat and calcareous soil types. Essential for covering the national curriculum section on describing and grouping soils on the basis of characteristics, including appearance, texture and permeability. The teachers notes included with the pack take the students through understanding and testing of soils. 4 types Double bagged in a clear A5 bag. Our Price: £6.30
The company is based in Chippenham in Wiltshire, UK and services both the UK and International markets. We also supply a wide
range of geology laboratory equipment, please visist our website: WWW.PangeaUK.com
For more information send an email to: Sales@PangeaUK.com
14 St Mary's Place, Chippenham, Wilts,
You can also buy from any of the distributors listed below:
Philip and Tacey
Ward's Scientific (limited range)
|406.10 71.07We have a variety of rock and mineral collections available in boxed display trays. The specimens in these collections may be removed from the trays for hands-on examination and study. Rock and Mineral Collections Product (click for detail) Item # Item Description Price 1761-000 Mineral identification Kit - The Mineral Identification Kit provideeesss a fun, easy and challenging hands-on approach for identifing minerals. The kit contains twenty 1.5" mineral specimens, a Laboratory Manual, Mineral Sort Cards and testing tools. The Mineral Sort Cards provide an efficient method for mineral identification. There is no index to consult nor pages to turn. Once the mineral's characteristics (physical properties) are determined just use the sorting needle to separate the cards containing the identified characteristics. $42.00 1300-000 Introductory Rock Collection - Fifteen 1.5" specimens in a display box. Five specimens of each of the three rock types: igneous (granite, obsidian, pumice, basalt, porphyry), metamorphic (gneiss, schist, slate, marble, quartzite) and sedimentary (conglomerate, gypsum, shale, limestone, sandstone). Includes an informational key and rock cycle chart. $14.00 1301-000 Introductory Mineral Collection - Twelve 1.5" specimens (hematite, pyrite, graphite, gypsum, halite, calcite, selenite, apatite, quartz, muscovite, olivine and microcline) in a display box. Minerals are elements or compounds generally formed by natural and usually inorganic processes and, with few exceptions, have distinct crystalline structures. $22.00 1309-000 Igneous Rock Collection - Fifteen 1.5" specimens (biotite granite, granite, syenite, diorite, gabbro, anorthosite, hornblende basalt porphyry, trachyte porphyry, felsite, andesite, basalt, obsidian, pitchstone, pumice, scoria) in a display box. Includes a key and rock cycle chart. To view more igneous rock related items, click here. $14.00 1311-000 Metamorphic Rock Collection - Fifteen 1.5" specimens (biotite gneiss, graphite schist, staurolite mica schist, garnet mica schist, chlorite schist, slate, phyllite, soapstone, quartzite, serpentine, epidosite, marble, serpentine marble, amphibolite, hornfels) in a display box. Includes a key and rock cycle chart. To see more metamorphic rock related items, click here. $14.00 1313-000 Sedimentary Rock Collection - Fifteen 1.5" specimens (conglomerate, banded sandstone, sandstone, quartz sandstone, arkose, shale, oil shale, limestone, oolitic limestone, fossil limestone, dolomite, rock gypsum, calcareous tufa, rock salt, bituminous coal) in a display box. Includes a key and rock cycle chart. For additional sedimentary rock related items, click here. $14.00 1201-000 Introductory Earth Science Collection - This collection contains 75 specimens which are 1"+ in size plus a magnet, streak plate, hand lens and rock charts. The specimens include the 9 minerals of Moh's hardness scale; 13 samples for streak, luster, cleavage, fracture and specific gravity; 10 rock forming minerals; 7 ores of metals and nonmetals; 13 igneous rocks; 14 sedimentary rocks and 9 metamorphic rocks. $45.00 1220-000 Washington School Collection - This classic collection includes 40 numbered and keyed 1.5" specimens in a display box. It includes 8 rock forming minerals (calcite, pyroxene, gypsum, amphibole, quartz, muscovite, microcline, plagioclase), 7 igneous rocks (porphyry, obsidian/pitchstone, felsite, pumice, basalt, gabbro, granite), 5 metamorphic rocks (slate, gneiss, marble, mica schist, quartzite), 8 sedimentary rocks (calcareous tufa, limestone, conglomerate, fossiliferous limestone, sandstone, shale, bituminous coal, clay), 7 ores of common metals (bauxite, galena, hematite, pyrolucite, magnetite, copper ore, pyrite) and 5 ores of non-metals (fluorite, sulfur, barite, graphite, talc). In addition, it includes a copy of our Introductory Guide to Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones (11200-BOK) and a set of four 8.5 x11 inch color charts (The Rock Cycle, Igneous Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks and Sedimentary Rocks). $50.00 1250-00S Classroom Collection - 50 numbered and keyed 1" specimens in a display box. Includes 7 rock forming minerals, 7 igneous rocks, 8 metamorphic rocks, 7 sedimentary rocks, 16 ores of common metals and non-metals and 5 gemstones. Nine of the rocks and minerals of the Mohs scale of harness (no diamond!) are included in the list. A copy of our Introductory Guide to Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones (11200-BOK) as well as a rock cycle chart are also included with the collection. $30.00 1229-000 Rock-Forming Minerals - This collection contains 24 specimens about 1" in size. It includes 6 minerals and 6 each of the three types of rock - igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Minerals are chemical compounds or elements found naturally in the crust of the earth. Some minerals have a fixed chemical composition, while others are a series of related compounds. Rocks are usually portions of large masses of material that make up the earth's crust. Most rocks contain several minerals. $17.00 1800 USA Collection - A sensational collection that includes a geological specimen (a rock, mineral or fossil) representing each of the 50 states. Each specimen is "keyed' for easy identification. The key also includes a useful and interesting fact about a geologic feature found in each state. Specimen Size is about 1" x 1" x 1". The removable specimens come in a nice display tray. $37.00 Physical Properties Collections Product (click for detail) Item # Item Description Price 1350-000 Unusual Physical Properties of Rocks - This collection offers an exciting look at some of the most peculiar physical properties exhibited by minerals. Properties illustrated include double refraction, magnetism, taste, fluoresc..ence, thermal expansion and conductivity. The15 specimens in this collection are approximately 1.5" x 1.5" in size. $24.00 1500-000 Cleavage Collection - Cleavage is the tendency of minerals to break along preferred directions. Some minerals tend to have one direction of cleavage: basal; others two directions: prismatic; still others have three directions: cubic or rhombohedral. Cleavage in four directions is octahedral and in six directions is dodecahedreal. This kit demonstrates 5 of these types. $ 9.00 1512-000 Fracture Collection - Fracture represents a mineral break other than along a cleavage or parting plane. Breaks may occure in any direction but are usually around some imperfection in the mineral. Most minerals show an uneven fracture. A few have conchoidal fractures. Native elements like copper show a hackly fracture. This kit demonstrates 5 of these types. $ 9.00 1501-000 Tenacity Collection - Various terms such as brittleness, elasticity, flexibility, malleability and sectility are used to describe the particular property of some minerals. This collection includes six 1.5" x 1.5" specimens. $12.00 1511-000 Color and Streak Collection - Color and streak are important physical characteristics that can be used to identify rocks and minerals. This kit contains eight mineral specimens and a streak plate for testing color and streak. $11.00 1530-000 How Minerals Are Colored - This study unit illustrates how and why colors appear in certain minerals. The 15 specimens in this collection are approximately 1.5" x 1.5" in size. $18.00 1506-000 Luster Collection - Luster is the general appearance of a fresh surface of a mineral in reflected light and is often helpful in mineral identification. The luster of a mineral is divided into two types: metallic and nonmetallic. This kit contains 15 specimens; 3 specimens showing metallic luster and 12 specimens showing the various types of nonmetallic luster. Nonmetallic luster may appear vitreous, resinous, pearly, greasy, silky or adamantine. $12.00 1502-030 Mohs Hardness Scale Set - Our best Moh's set. 1+" specimens (talc, gypsum, calcite, fluorite, apatite-triphylite, feldspar, quartz, beryl-topaz, corundum) in a display box. Our Basic Mineral Testing Kit (see item 0900-K1B below) contains all the items needed to learn how to test for hardness using the Moh's Scale. We also have a card-mounted Mohs set for starters - see item 1502-03A.. $10.00 0900-K1B Basic Mineral Testing Kit -Contains everything you need to learn how to test the hardness of rocks and minerals. Includes a magnifier, magnet, streak plate, scratch tool, acid/vinegar bottle, Mohs hardness scale and small samples of 9 of the 10 minerals included on the Mohs scale (talc, gypsum, calcite, mica, magnetite, feldspar, quartz, pyrite, hematite). $10.00 0900-DK Density Kit - Various shapes are used to teach students how to make measurements in the Metric System and how to use the formula: Density = Mass/Volume. Students use the various materials to demonstrate densities. Kit includes one aluminum bar, 3" x 1" x 1/4", two 1/2" aluminum cubes, one steel sphere, one glass sphere, one 15 cm scale and instructions. $11.00 1503-000 Specific Gravity of Minerals - Teaches students about specific gravity or weight variation of different minerals. This kit contains 15 specimens that are approximately 1.5" x 1.5" in size. $30.00 1570-001 Fluorescent Mineral Collection - 6 Specimens - Get out your blacklight and check out this collection of 6 specimens (hackmanite, fluorite, calcite, aragonite, chalcedony and willemite in calcite) that includes examples of both long and short wave fluorescence. For a starter card of fluorescent specimens, see 1006-O1E. $ 8.00 1575-000 Fluorescent Mineral Collection - 15 Specimens - This collection allows a study in detail of the response of these minerals to the range of ultraviolet rays (short and long wave). Specimens are about 1.5" x 1.5" in size. For a starter card of fluorescent specimens, see 1006-O1E. $30.00 1521-000 Introductory Crystal Collection - This set of 9 specimens (two types of pyrite, fluorite, dolomite, zircon, aragonite, quartz, orthoclase and calcite) illustrates isometric, hexagonal, tetragonal, orthorhombic and monoclinic crystal systems. $20.00 KMH100 Mineral History ClassPak - Kit contains (1) "Out of the Rock" video; (2) historical highlights about the role of rocks and minerals in the development of civilization; (3) 15 large (3"-4") specimens of rocks and minerals discussed in the video; (4) our Introductory Guide to Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones (item # B11200-BOK); and (5) our Basic Mineral Testing Kit (item # 0900-K1B). Specimens included in the kit are bauxite, chromite, coal, galena, gypsum, hematite, earthy hematite, ilmenite, kaolinite, phosphatic limestone, limonite, malachite, obsidian, sulphur and trona. Everything comes in a convenient, easy to carry, storage carton. For a complete listing of rock and mineral specimens currently available, visit our Specimens page. $115.00 KSS200 Stories in Stone Classroom Kit - Includes: Stories in Stone Book Click here for a detailed description on our Books Page. 32 magnifying lenses 100 1.0" rock and mineral samples including 10 pieces each of basalt, conglomerate, galena, granite, halite, obsidian, quartz crystals, schist, shale and slate; enough for 10 work groups of students. You save $10 off the regular price of the components of the kit if purchased separately. Click on the kit photo to take a look. $80.00 Click on the mailbox to e-mail us Page last updated on 06/26/02|