xUmp.com Logo

TODAY'S COUPON: SAVE ADDITIONAL 10% OFF with coupon code: BACK2SCHOOL2019 [Expires tonight at 11:59PM. Online orders only.]
Carborundum Mineral Specimen - Image One
Share this product:

Carborundum Mineral Specimen

by xUmp.com   Item#: 16161  
List Price:$7.99
Sale Price: $3.29 /each
You Save: $4.70 (58%)
IN STOCK Ships next business day.
Add to cart to see shipping prices.

Only 14 left in stock - order soon!
QTY:
 

Carborundum is also known as Silicon carbide (SiC), a chemical compound that can only be found in nature in the form of the extradorinarily rare mineral known as moissanite, which is found only in trace amounts in certain meteorites, as well as corundum deposits and kimberlite.  As such, practically all caborundum in the world is a man-made synthetic.  It was originally used starting in 1893 as an abrasive, and later in car brakes, car clutches, and parts of bullet-proof vests.  It also has electronic applications, as it is used in LEDs.  Synthetic carborundum is also used in jewelry

This particular specimen is itself synthetic as well, bearing a purely decorative function, although it remains a stunning example of human ingenuity and the wonders of scientific innovation applied to geology.  Each specimen is totally unique in shape and size (though the sizes are all similar), but all are covered in an incredible array of sparkling colors, primarily blues, greens, and purples of varying shade.  It essentially appears to be an iridescent hunk of coal, really unlike any rock or mineral you’ve ever seen.  Makes a great piece of decoration for any desk or room, and an interesting conversation-starter for the classroom.

Features:

  • Synthetic mineral, known as Silicon carbide (SiC)
  • Occurs very very rarely in nature, occasionally found in certain meteorites
  • Looks like a sparkling, iridescent hunk of coal
  • Each piece unique, all bright and colorful
  • Approx. size: 2.5" x 1.25" x 1.25"

Note: This specimen often has sharp edges - keep away from young children, and be careful not to cut yourself or splinter the mineral


Age:
14 +
Box Size:
2.25 x 2.25 x 1.75 inches
5.72cm x 5.72cm x 4.45cm
Weight:
0 lb 2 oz
0.03 kg

Customer Reviews


There are no customer reviews for this product. Be the first one to write one!

FEATURED PRODUCTS

CHEM C1000 Chemistry Kit v2.0.

$55.99

CHEM C1000 Chemistry Kit v2.0

This chemistry learning and experiment kit comes with components and chemicals for over 75 amazing experiments!

100 Rocks and Minerals of the U.S.A..

$68.55

100 Rocks and Minerals of the U.S.A.

A massive mounted set of 100 rocks and minerals found in the US,

Engino Solar Power PRO - Duo Core Kit.

$69

Engino Solar Power PRO - Duo Core Kit

Build 20 different solar powered models with unique building pieces, controlled by an RC handset!

Hand-Blown Glass Drinking Bird.

$39.99

Hand-Blown Glass Drinking Bird

Is it a demonstration of a scientific law or a work of art?

14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot.

$29

14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot

Build 14 assorted solar robots, some of which can travel over water!

Snap Circuits Jr. .

$29.99

Snap Circuits Jr.

Build over 100 exciting electronic projects with this easy to use kit!

xUmp.com Logo


Join our tribe:

SIGN-UP & SAVE

Sign-up for our weekly discounts and promotions email newsletter.



xUmp.com Catalog

CATALOG

View xUmp science supplies catalog

At xUmp.com, we are passionate about science. We believe in hands-on learning and making science fun. - Anton Skorucak, Physicist and Founder

At xUmp.com you will find a large selection of scientific products carefully curated by real scientists and educators. We sell everything from educational toys, teacher supplies for science classroom, lab equipment, science toys, science fair supplies, classroom equipment, chemistry glassware, chemistry lab equipment, physics demos, electronics supplies, robots, science kits to geeky science gifts.