Posted by: cherylyoung | April 24, 2013

Mineral World, Scratch Patch in Sidney not just for the young

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Mineral World and Scratch Patch located in Sidney BC on Vancouver Island

are playgrounds for kids

and grown-ups alike. Imagine you’re panning for gold, or discovering a

new beautiful gemstone,

walking in caves, or by a waterfall. A very popular attraction, this is

an environment in which you

get to have fun, play and learn all at the same time.

MAKE NO MISTAKES THERE ARE SOOO MANY OTHER

GIFT AND TRINKETS IN THE

STORE I COULD SHOP FOR HOURS AND

NEVER GET TIRED,  I FOUNG A PLACE TO DO MY CHRISTMAS

SHOPPING IN MAY

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Mineral World

At this minerally-oriented Sidney Gift Shop, you will find gifts for all you know

and you may no

t be able to resist purchasing a little something for yourself.

With prices in all ranges, and

great service, you will find unique jewelry set in sterling silver, created with

semi-precious gemstones,some of which, like Zoisite, Mookaite, Spinel, are

fairly uncommon, as well as the more familiar

stones, such as, amber, amethyst, garnet, aquamarine, moonstone, turquoise,

lapis lazuli just to name a few of the beautiful rock offereings available.

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If you’re feeling creative, you can purchase the sterling silver findings, pick out

your gemstones and design your own one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.

Also available in this specialty Gift Store are items created from stone, such as

goblets and vases-with which you can add a touch of Mother Nature to your

Home Décor; toys-rooted in science, and even fossils– fossilized sharks teeth and

ammonites giving us a window into the earth’s amazing history.

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For the collector

Set to impress the mineral collector, these raw specimens dazzle the observer.

Malachite, quartz, aquamarine, fluorite, rutilated quartz many other gemstones

are displayed, showing off their diverse shapes, colours, textures, refractivity and sizes –

each one displaying its own essence and properties – and each one captivating

its audience with its beauty.

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Scratch Patch

The now indoor Scratch Patch is a wonderful opportunity to for kids of all ages to

have fun and learn at the same time.

The opportunity to discover and collect the lovely polished stones is, of course,

a highlight of the visit.

The Scratch Patch has more than 80 different varieties of semi-precious

gemstones that you can discover and collect while there, including amethyst,

citrine, tiger eye, agates, jaspers, and crystal quartz.

They issue a Gemstone Chart (pdf) to make it easy to identify which rocks

you’ve collected.

Special visits can be arranged for School Groups, from Kindergarten to

Grade 7, and for Birthday Parties as well. Ever wonder what the inside of a

volcano looks like?

Well the kids will find out on this enjoyable outing.

They can also explore caves and rivers, while they learn about the life

cycle of the rock.

This is one of a kind adventure that’s a don’t miss.

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Mineral World and Scratch Patch are Located at 9891 Seaport Place,

which is right across from the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre.

Creative Commons Attribution: Permission is granted to repost this article

in its entirety with credit to Amazing Vancouver Island and a clickable

link back to this page.

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