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#1 Zod

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:34 PM

So one of my sons is 9 and big into rocks and minerals. Anyone know a good Christmas present idea to nurture this interest?

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:42 PM

A gem mining expedition

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

Take him to Reed Gold Mine. Go to a hobby shop and see what they have. You can also find a local gem/mineral club (there is one in Charlotte) and they will probably have some great suggestions.

(and I've completely looked past the fact that you think geology is nerdy) :)

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:12 PM

Give him a map or a rock or something, idk.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:14 PM

Just kidding. I'm a geography major, and people always ask me one of two things...

"So you like rocks?" or "What the f*ck are you gonna do with a geography degree? We already know where everything is, we have enough maps..."

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:09 PM

Hiddenite - about an hour from Charlotte.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:27 AM

Hobby Lobby usually has some pretty good educational toys.

I've gotten this for both girls and boys your kids' age:
http://shop.hobbylob...dig-kit-992958/

Just use it outside, the dust gets everywhere.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:33 AM

I bet 49er/sportstalk has some ideas

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

Maybe get him some Geodes. I found them really interesting when I was a kid and now I've seen stores sell huge ones for a good amount of money. I know they make kits and might be something fun to do with him...at least you get to break stuff.


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