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$12.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • A fun way to teach your kids how rocks and minerals are formed
  • The set also helps your kids identify gemstones and minerals
  • The tools are cute and that will make any kid take an interest in geology
  • Makes for a great gift for birthdays and Christmas

Description

Does your kiddo have the geologist bug and all they talk about are types of gems and rocks? Here's something that your budding scientist, the Smithsonian Rock and Gem Dig Kit. This set will give them the thrill of being in a real site and digging up for precious stones. The kit includes a sand block containing 11 real gemstones, minerals or rocks, a mallet, a dowel, a pair of goggles, a streak plate, a magnifying glass, a pouch and a color poster with instructions. Get your little one geared up for a fun adventure of discovering gems and joy. This Smithsonian can also be a perfect classroom activity for kids.
Contains: Does Not Contain Any of the 9 Major Allergens
Suggested Age: 8 Years and Up
Educational Focus: Science
Includes: Goggles, Rocks, Poster, Magnifying Glass, Instruction Guide
Battery: No Battery Used
TCIN: 51308917
UPC: 042409518793
Item Number (DPCI): 086-00-2410
Origin: Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 2.52 inches length x 7.36 inches width x 11.8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.55 pounds

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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Q: Kit package and answer on previous inquiry indicate only 2 geodes but one of the pictures, when you tap on "more", shows boy holding about 8+rocks. Are there more than 2 rocks with only 2 being geodes...or only 2 rocks in box?

submitted by Elaine from Royersford - 4 years ago
  • A: This kit lets kids "excavate" 6 different rocks and minerals and 5 gemstones.

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 4 years ago
    Brand expert

Q: How many gems are in package? Do you have to dig them out of rocks or are they just scattered where no digging is involved?

submitted by Nancy - 4 years ago
  • A: You chisel away at a sand block to excavate 6 different rocks and minerals and 5 real gemstones.

    submitted byNSI Product Support Team - 4 years ago
    Brand expert
3.1 out of 5 stars with 353 reviews
36% would recommend
123 recommendations
length of play: 2.81 out of 5
ease of use: 2.91 out of 5
value: 2.42 out of 5
quality: 2.48 out of 5
broad age appeal: 3.13 out of 5

Nope

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
DS - 8 days ago, Verified purchaser
Horrible value for amount of money spent. Kid hated it.
value: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
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Good I guess

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Target is garbage - 12 days ago
It was kinda fun, but cheap feeling
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Disappointment

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
akt3366 - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Suge a big disappointment. Absoluetly no gems or rocks. Upset 5 year old!!
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 2 months ago
We are so sorry you had a disappointing experience with the Rock and Gem Dig, but please know we will make this right. Please email our customer service department at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to replace your kit. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, tell them what happened, and let them know you published this review under akt3366.
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Colecting gems

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Archaeology - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
This item is a good gift for the kids to have fun with their family
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
ease of use: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
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Biggest let down

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
DisappointedMom - 2 months ago
The actual brick they can dig in is very small compared to the box. There's "gems" only in the middle circle. The "gems" are tiny chips at best, not the rocks on the box at all. I know it's not very expensive but I could have ordered a real gem find kit instead of this garbage.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 2 months ago
We're sorry you are disappointed with your Rock and Gem Dig, Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will do what they can to make things right. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you published this review under DisappointedMom.
broad age appeal: 1 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Disappointing

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
NerdAlert19 - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
My sons love dig kits so we’ve gone through many brands/types. This was disappointing in both placement, size and number of gems. The instruction booklet said there should be 11 gems, and we found 6 total - all very small and concentrated in a cluster of the brick about the size of a pecan.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 3 months ago
We're sorry you had issues with your Rock and Gem Dig, but we really want to make things right. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you published this review under NerdAlert19.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
length of play: 3 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
ease of use: 4 out of 5
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Fine, could have been better

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Rock and gem dig - 3 months ago
Fun for some time, got boring really fast, and almost too easy for my 6 and 11 year old daughters.(way too easy to break apart) I wouldn't recommend but for 5 and under it's good
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
ease of use: 4 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
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Go with National Geographic Instead!

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
jlinderstrod - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
We’ve had both this gem dig kit and the National Geographic kit and hands down, the National Geographic one is 100 times better. My son got 5 tiny gems (after foregoing the dig tools for a hammer). My daughter got 15 big gems with her National Geographic kit and it wasn’t nearly as difficult to dig them out.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 3 months ago
We're sorry you were disappointed with your Rock and Gem Dig. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to make things right. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you posted this review under jlinderstrod.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
length of play: 3 out of 5
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Gem chips?

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Mama3 - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
My boys love to do these dig kits. When we found this one at target for such a good price we were excited. I will say, this wasn’t the best one they’ve done. Between the dust this creates and the small size of the gems, it’s not really worth it. My boys were excited to find the gems, but they are all so tiny, they lost interest pretty fast afterwards. We’ve had other kits that have had larger, more impressive gems for only a small amount of money more. I think it’s a cool idea for target to carry these science kits, but please make them worth while!
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 4 months ago
We're sorry you were disappointed with your Rock and Gem Dig. Please reach out to our customer service team at custserv@nsi-int.com, and we will be happy to make things right. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you published this review under Mama3.
ease of use: 4 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
broad age appeal: 3 out of 5
length of play: 1 out of 5
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Could be better

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
LCarr - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
This was a fun project for my daughter- 6, but of the whole block she only got maybe seven small stones. That’s a great amount, but maybe put in a smaller block to make it easier for little ones. Also, so they don’t get their hopes up that they are going to get so much and so much of it was a waste.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 5 months ago
We're sorry you were disappointed with your Rock and Gem Dig, but we really want to make things right. Please reach out to customer service at custserv@nsi-int.com, and they will be happy to help you. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you published this review under LCarr.
length of play: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 2 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
quality: 2 out of 5
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5 year old loved it

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Sbaldwin1223 - 6 months ago
My 5 year old really liked this little kit. It kept her busy for about an hour and a half or so. She felt like a scientist My only complaint is the that the stones are pretty tiny, and to be more effective we used a different a hammer. The rock was pretty hard to break but I’d rather it be hard than too soft and play would be over too fast.
length of play: 5 out of 5
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 3 out of 5
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Smithsonian Dig

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Pam - 7 months ago
Kept the kids busy and interested !!! I highly recommend!!!!
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Very Fun

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Crystal - 7 months ago
This is a great item to have some fun with. You never know what you are going to get in them.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Was a hit!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Wolvie - 7 months ago
My daughter loved this
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Gem-mazing!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
ReRe - 8 months ago
My 10 year old received this as a gift and found this was a quick toy to pull out to occupy my son while I make dinner. He talks to me all about the different gemstones and has become quite an educational toy for him. Much better activity then the mindless video games.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Poor Placement

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
emkyllo - 8 months ago
Gems were all located in one tiny part of the rock and it took forever to get to. We've had multiple national geographic ones which are way better and actually have everything dispersed throughout the piece of sand. Do yourself a favor and go get one of those because the gems are at least bigger there and more fun to try to find.
1 reply from NSI Product Support Team team - 8 months ago
We're sorry you were disappointed with your Rock and Gem Dig. Please reach out to customer service at custserv@NSI-int, and they will be happy to make things right. Please put "Target Review Follow Up" in the subject line, and let them know you published this review under emkyllo.
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Awesome product

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
John S - 8 months ago
great way to spend time with your kids
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Educational ans fun

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Chris - 8 months ago
perfect for kids to keep them busy and learning at the same time. wish I bought it sooner. my child loves exploring with this kit.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Fun and Educational

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
BellaB - 8 months ago
Fun and educational! Kids will love it
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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Loads of fun

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Bluealienfox - 8 months ago
hours of fun. dig and explore.
broad age appeal: 5 out of 5
ease of use: 5 out of 5
length of play: 5 out of 5
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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