• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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    Due to bear activity at Bryce Canyon's back-country, the following campsite has been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek

Rocks & Minerals Discovery Chest

Contents of Rocks & Minerals Discovery Chest


  • 7 - 10X Magnifying Lenses
  • 20 - Glass Hardness Plates
  • 25 - Streak Plates
  • 2 - Plastic Bottles
  • 6 - Safety Glasses
  • Shadows of Time, 1 hour video, VHS and DVD
  • Mineral Collection with testing chips
  • Cleavage Collection
  • Moh's Hardness Scale Collection
  • Luster Collection
  • Classroom Minerals Collection
  • Large rock and mineral samples with description cards
 
Rocks and Minerals Discovery Chest, containing samples of rock, minerals, and other tools to enable students to learn about rocks and minerals
Discovery Chest and contents
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Some of the rocks and minerals included: (shown below)

  • Bituminous Shale
  • Chalcopyrite
  • Copper
  • Hematite
  • Marble
  • Magnetite
  • Obsidian
  • Pumice
  • Pyrite
  • Quartz
  • Schist
  • Shale
  • Slate
  • Talc
 
Rock and Mineral Samples, thirty six minerals are in the portion of the photo and smaller, three large rock samples are at the bottom of the photo.
Rock and Mineral Samples available in the Discovery chest
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Did You Know?

Temple-like spires can be seen in the main amphitheater at Bryce

March 13, 1919: A Utah Joint Memorial passed legislation which read in part: We urge that the Congress of the United States set aside for the use and enjoyment of the people a suitable area embracing "Bryce's Canyon" as a national monument under the name: "Temple of the Gods National Monument." More...