Geology Superstore's International Presence


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International Presence

Northern Geological Supplies Ltd is a British based supplier of mineral exploration equipment, field tools and earth science samples. In business for 30 years, we are one of the leading suppliers of these goods in Europe with a worldwide customer base from Mongolia, to Sierra Leone, from the UK to Greenland and every where in between.




What is Mineral Exploration?

Our main area of business is the supply of field equipment for mineral exploration. Mineral exploration is the sampling, analysis and write up of potential mining, quarrying or dig sites. Before a company can begin the extraction of raw materials on a large scale basis, they must first ensure that a particular site has potential economically. Therefore exploration geologists and geological consultants are employed to work in the field and collect numerous samples, sometimes soil, sometimes drill cores or both for lab analysis, this is a long and arduous process.

geochemical sampling 
   Geochemical sampling in the field



What Can We Supply?

Geological Field Tools & Mineral Exploration Equipment.

Such items which we supply to the mining sector include basic field tools such as geological hammers, compass clinometers, field notebooks, safety equipment and measuring tapes. However, these are often used alongside other items of equipment specifically for exploration use such as rock chip trays, core boxes, a variety of geochemical sample bags, microscopes, drills, magnetic susceptibility meters and more.

container with trays and chocks

Image: A container load of core trays and core chocks due for ongoing exploration in SW England which we supplied.   


Geological Specimens of Rocks, Minerals, Fossils and Gemstones.

We are also one of the top suppliers globally for a whole range of geological field samples and various rocks, fossils and mineral specimens. This includes the supply to various educational establishments wihtin the UK and worldwide such as colleges and universitires as well as to various laboratories, charities and ofcourse those with a keen interest in the subject such as collectors. The company was founded by Barry Roberts (whom studied geology) and is co-owned by Nitesh (also a former geology student) and employs a former north sea oil rig worker and various geology students. That means that all staff are fully up to date with geological terms and what is expected within geological samples. The majority of the UK and Norwegian samples are actually hand collected by ourselves with other goods being imported direct through various contact we have made via selling to operating mines. 

Andy with Norwegian rock collection
  Image: Andrew Morisson sorting thorugh 3 tonnes of rock collected by Barry & Paul from Norway. 


Where Can We Ship To?

Almost anywhere in the world. Our warehouse allows us to deal with both small orders which may be despatched in 1 or 2 card boxes to large pallet loads for bulk quantities. Past and current shipping locations include Greenland, Mongolia, Chad, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Ghana, Eritrea, Finland, Sweden, Turkey and more. We can ship directly to an office address or directly to the nearest airport if you are working on site which has no physical address or if you wish, we can prepare an order and you can arrange for your own chosen shippers to collect from us.