Pocket Money Rock Stall – fun ideas for the school fayre!! …. It’s that time again and you’re looking for easy original ideas to boost school funds – look no further! We have 5 great school fete ideas here, all costed at around £2 a go. 5 easy ways to give a fresh twist to […]
Garden Ideas: Take your Inside Out
Garden Ideas? Want to refresh and take your living out into the garden ready for summer days? We can’t wait to keep those patio doors open and blend the boundaries between indoors and out. We have a whole host of ideas in store. In our last blog we wrote about bringing the garden inside […]
Stromatolites, the oldest thing on earth?
Stromatolites: What are they and what would I do with one? A stromatolite is the oldest thing in the world. So could be the most important fossil you will or can ever collect. You may like facts and learning or need answers for homework so here goes all about Stromatolites: As colonies of simple bacteria, Stromatolites […]
Throughout history different gemstones have been prized at different times. What all times have in common around the globe, is the love of jewellery. Adorning our bodies as a means of self expression and beauty is something people of diverse backgrounds share. And using the beauty of nature is a universal passion. Want to […]
Minerals – What are they used for?
Many children are crazy about minerals now because of their passion for the online game, Minecraft. But do they realise that we are absolutely surrounded by minerals in our daily lives? Aside from forming the beautiful crystals that we marvel at, minerals are actually incredibly important to modern life. Minerals ores are mined and used […]
Collectors Guide: Cataloging and Storing
Although this collectors guide uses the example of fossil collecting, you may find hints and tips for other collections – or start a new passion? Welcome in… To get straight to our study guide to cataloging, page down further, or stay with us for a chat first if you’re not in too much of a […]
Gift ideas ?
Need gift ideas … drawing a blank? Here’s some ideas, by eg him, her, mum, dad … and occasion eg birthday, retirement, wedding, anniversary … Not sure that a rock, small or large, is just the right thing? Check out our blog on Fossils, The Newest Thing on the Planet!! Or go to our online shop to […]
Fossils, the newest thing on the planet?
Fossils new? Surely not? But what you will notice, if you pay it any attention, is that pictures of beautiful gardens and interiors will often feature a stone of some sort. Fossils, crystals, stonework or sculpture – or simply a ‘find’ of a stone. If your approach to rocks is more scholarly, click here for […]
Continental Drift, Paintballing, and a Mammoth?
Continental drift – the connection with a mammoth you may figure out. But paintballing? Absolutely – check it out! Like facts? Then this is for you! In 1912 German Scientist Alfred Wegener proposed the idea of continental drift. Wegener’s Continental Drift Theory simply stated that the continents drifted around on the surface, over the […]
Geology, How it Began & Other Stories
When did Geology Begin? Not as silly as it sounds! Geology can trace its origins to ancient Greek philosophers, Aristotle for example. There is also a report on the Mount Vesuvius eruption in AD79 by Pliny the Younger. Pliny was a lawyer and author in Ancient Rome. This points to an early origin of the […]