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Northern Nature Trading is a special kind of swap shop! Bring in the natural things you've found and trade them for things in our collection!
You can trade things made by nature - like rocks, shells, fossils, and pine cones. Trading is based on points. We award you points for...
...what you know about the item
...what makes it different from similar ones
...its quality. Is it clean, and in good condition?

Mineral of the Week Challenge (Updated December 4, 2017)

Hello Northern Nature Trading participants!

Starting Monday August 14th the Northern Nature Trade will be holding a Weekly Mineral of the Week Challenge! 

We invite participants to test their knowledge and identify the mineral of the week! If participants are able to correctly identify the weekly mineral displayed at the Norther Nature Trading kiosk they will be awarded 300 points to use in our collection! Participants will be able to use tools such as a MOHS Kit (Scale of Hardness) and Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals to figure out the mystery mineral!

Good luck everyone!

For more information on Northern Nature Trading at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre please visit us at our Facebook page @NatureTradingBushplane and/or Instagram page @NorthernNatureTrading

Mineral of the Week December 4 - December 10, 2017

Correct Answer: to be posted on December 11, 2017!
Mineral of the Week November 27 - December 3, 2017

Correct Answer: Raw Magnetite 
Mineral of the Week November 20 - 26, 2017

Correct Answer: Feldspar 

Mineral of the Week November 13 - 19, 2017

Correct Answer: Black Tourmaline 

Mineral of the Week November 6 - November 12, 2017

Correct Answer: Polished Jade

Mineral of the Week October 30 - November 4, 2017

Correct Answer: Garnet
Mineral of the Week October 23 - October 28, 2017

Correct Answer: Sodalite

Mineral of the Week October 16 - October 2, 2017

Correct Answer: Dolomite

Mineral of the Week October 10 - October 14, 2017

Correct Answer: Obsidian 

Mineral of the Week October 1 - October 7, 2017

Correct Answer: Slate 

Mineral of the Week September 25 - September 29 (Name Three Visible Minerals)

Correct Answer: Quartz, Native Copper, Pyrite

Mineral of the Week September 18 - September 22, 2017

Correct Answer: Calcite

Mineral of the Week September 11 - September 15 - NO MINERAL OF THE WEEK DUE TO MOVING

Mineral of the Week September 5 - September 8, 2017

Correct Answer: Smokey Polished Quartz

Mineral of the Week August 28 - September 1, 2017

Correct Answer: Polished Jasper 

Mineral of the Week August 21 - 25, 2017

Correct Answer: Rutilated Quartz


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