Kids Love Rocks - A guide to rock collecting

A rock and mineral website for kids

Welcome to Kids Love Rocks, a rock and mineral website for kids.  This educational site is a resource for young rock and mineral collectors and hobbyists.  Learn about rocks, minerals, and everything related to the earth. 

Friedrich MohsGuide to Collecting

Learn why it is important to keep your minerals safe and how to organize your collection.  All of this info and a free set of mineral labels can be found in the guide to collecting.

Who was Friedrich Mohs?

Friedrich Mohs is famous for his work on the physical properties of minerals.  Find out more about Friedrich Mohs and why his work is still used by mineralogist and mineral collectors today.


Grow your own crystals!


Be sure to look at all of the activities under Free Projects.

Find Corundum Carl in the other activities section.  He will tell you all about minerals. 

Learn how to grow your own crystals at home!





Learn about the physical properties of mineralsFind out about the Physical Properties of Minerals.  Learn about cleavage, hardness, luster, specific gravity, and streak! 

Head over to the Kids Fun Club to get a free preview issue of the Kids Fun Club Newsletter. This special publication is filled with interesting articles about minerals, crystals and rock collecting.  In addition, it has all kinds of fun activities like crossword puzzles that you can do at home. 


Be sure to head over to the Trading Cards section of the site and print out all of the mineral trading cards.  They are FREE, so get them today and start learning about all types of interesting minerals.


An Educational Site by:
Cold River Mining Company
246 Silver Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Phone (413) 219-3315

About Us
Activity Books
Activity Kits
Contact Us
Free Projects
Guide to Collecting
Kids Fun Club

Learn About Rocks
Make New Friends
Panning Opportunities
Photo Gallery
What to Collect
Where to Find Rocks