Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Rock Hunter

Grandmother Chance gave Nicholas a Rock Hunter kit for Christmas last year. As with many things around here it got misplaced and recently rediscovered. So Nicholas got to experience the excitement of his present twice :)

The Rock Hunter kit is really cool. There were three rocks and an arrowhead "hidden" in this faux rock. The kit comes with safety goggles, a hammer, chisel, velvet drawstring bag to hold your treasures, and a poster to teach you about the rocks you find.

Nicholas was very precise with the hammer and chisel, at least for a little while.



Then he threw down the hammer and just pounded on the rock with the chisel. Ahh, he has the patience of a 5 year old :)



Ooops, notice the new band-aid on his finger. Learned a lesson the hard way but he's fine. And he has an arrowhead to show for it. And what's that? Another stone is starting to be revealed in the rock!




Found a nice chunk of green Aventurine!



More chiseling reveals a cool piece of Chalcedony and Amethyst.



A fun project for learning about rock hunting, chiseling, and patience :)

1 comment:

  1. I love that middle picture of his face! So excited! Very cute!!

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