The Periodic Table in Minerals Collection
In 1869, Dmitry Mendeleyev sat down with some scraps of paper and designed a chart that
systematically grouped the chemical elements known at the time. This same chart is still growing
year by year as new elements are discovered, but its name remains the same:
.....The Periodic Table.
This study collection demonstrates a new way to actually experience the elements of the Periodic
Table as colorful mineral samples that contain the individual elements! The elements represented
are: hydrogen, lithium, beryllium, boron, carbon, oxygen, fluorine, sodium, magnesium, aluminum,
silicon, sulfur, chlorine, potassium, calcium, titanium, iron, zinc, gallium, and silver.
20 samples are presented in a 5 inch by 7.5 inch snap-close plastic display case, and each set
includes a detailed information sheet.
For larger hands-on samples see "Elements of the Universe" and the "Grand Tour of the Periodic