Fans of both geology and Star Trek might seem to be a pretty disctinct subsection of the population, but it makes sense when you think about it. Kirk and company always seemed to be running around some rocky terrain or another. Young minds could have easily been molded by Star Trek episodes like the Gorn-centric "Arena" with Kirk using the environs to his advantage against the scaly alien.

In an effort to get those specific collector dollars, Diamond Select Toys will be offering a Geological Tricorder much like their previously released Mecial and Science versions. The first images were released today over on the Art Asylum blog, which reveal two compartments in the front which open up along with two mineral sample vials. The previous Tricorder installments have featured lights and sounds fromt he original series, so we'd expect more of the same with this one, too.