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Uranium Glass Ball
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In the past, glass manufacturers added uranium to glass for color. Uranium has since become more strictly regulated, but the old uranium glass objects are still floating around. Because of the uranium content, these marbles glow bright green under ultraviolet light. ...

$5.00
NASA Mission Control Computer Chip
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During the 1970s–80s, NASA used state-of-the-art computers from the company Modular Computer Systems. These "MODCOMP" systems were used in processing and controlling the telemetry of many space projects including the Voyager probes, Skylab, as well as the early Space Shuttle launches....

$17.95
Geisenoceras Fossil
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Geisenoceras is an extinct cephalopod, similar to a squid with a long, pointed shell, that lived during the Devonian period around 400 million years ago. Species:  GeisenocerasEra: Devonian (400 million years ago)Location: Morocco   Specimens picture are representative of our...

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Martian Regolith Simulant [Global]
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Martian Regolith Simulant: This tube of reddish material is engineered regolith to be chemically and mechanically identical to that of planet Mars. Regolith is a mixture of dust, soil, broken rock and other organic materials. NASA uses this material to test...

$5.00
Fossilized Crow Shark Tooth
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A tooth fossil that once belonged to a prehistoric shark. Species: SqualicoraxEra: Cretaceous (100–70 million years ago)Location: Kansas This listing is for one tooth fossil. This image is a representation of what you can expect to receive. You may not receive these...

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Selenite Stick
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Approximately 6” in length. As with all natural formations, photos are representative of the typical selection, please allow for slight variations. Selenite, also known as satin spar, desert rose, or gypsum flower are four crystal structure varieties of the mineral...

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Lunar Dust Simulant
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This vial contains simulated moon dust. It was engineered to be chemically and mechanically identical to the surface of ancient volcanic plains on the Moon, called maria. The particle size and composition was designed to match that of the samples returned...

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Japanese Star Sand
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Star sand is a biogenic "sand" made of the star-shaped exoskeletons of tiny, single-celled sea creatures belonging to the Foraminifera group. This sample is from Ishigaki Island in Okinawa, Japan. This type of sand can only be found on a...

$4.50
Mosasaurus Tooth
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This is an authentic fossilized tooth from a mosasaurus—a giant, carnivorous, marine lizard that lived until about 66 million years ago. Species:  MosasaurusAge: 70 million years ago (Late Cretaceous)Location: Morocco   The item you receive may differ slightly from the one pictured. All...

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Civil War Bullet
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Musket Ball:  Muskets were smoothbore muzzle-loading weapons, firing round lead balls or buck and ball ammunition, that were also designed to accept a bayonet. This style of musket was retired in the 19th century when rifled muskets (simply called rifles in modern terminology) became common...

$4.00
Porcupine Quill
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A single quill from a S. African Porcupine. These specimens are collected in nature after being shed by the animal. For this reason, they may still have some "nature" on them and should not be put in anyone's mouth. These are...

$3.00
Rose Rock
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The state rock of Oklahoma, Rose Rocks are also called baryte roses since they are made of baryte. Size: 1–2" Appearance of individual pieces vary. All pieces were created in nature and therefore no 2 are identical.   More info:...

$5.00
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