EQUIPMENT AND TOOLSField equipment and tools can be found here with the majority of the items being for geological purposes as well as equipment which can be utilised for forrestry, surveying, land remediation, quarrying and mining and much more. Our range of equipment and tools are of the highest standard, manufactured by some of the most well known brands from around the world. We cna supply goods including compass clinometers, waterproof note pads, rock hammers, core boxes, sampling bags and much more.
ROCKS, MINERALS AND FOSSILSRock specimens available in this section. We are the UK’s leading supplier of rock specimens, by single specimens of various sizes to rocks supplied by weight in lots of 1 kg. With over 30 years years experience and 3 geologists in our warehouse, we will have what you require. Geological rock specimens are ideal for educational & private use & in collections as well as being an important part of education both with science and in geological or earth science specific subjects. Our rocks specimens are sourced from around the world, and in some cases, the majority of UK & Norwegian samples are collected by our staff members them selves.
STORAGE AND DISPLAYStorage items such as specimen trays and die cut boxes can be found here such as folding card trays, boxes and cell sections. These items will allow you to safely store you geological rock, mineral or fossil specimens and collections to prevent them from damage, dust and corrosion.
BOOKS AND GUIDESEntire range of Geological maps of the British isles produced & published by the British Geological Survey (BGS). Geological maps are often in 1:50 000 scales and are set out similar to OS maps, but instead details the geology of the local area from the bedrock to recent superficial deposits. We also stock the full range of 1:25 000 scale maps as well as even smaller scales. All maps are supplied folded for ease of use in the field.
Lewisian gneiss metamorphic rock samples exhibiting asymmetrical plunging folds, ideal for educational use, the specimens come from Scotland, UK and are, some 3.0–1.7 billion years old, dating back to the Precambrian period. The rock is made of feldspar, quartz and biotite mica minerals which show banding and have folded in an asymmetrical fashion and plunged. Limited quantity available.
Flint is a variety of chert and a hard sedimentary rock of the silicate family with a conchoidal fracture. It exhibits a monochromatic colour scheme with a dark grey or black interior contrasted with a vibrant white exterior. It was collected from South Devon, and comes supplied in a card tray with an information label.
Fluorite crystal bed specimens from Weardale, Co. Durham, UK. Available by weight, these mineral specimens are excellent as they exhibit the fluorite cubic crystal habit and the vast majority of specimens allow this to be viewed with the naked eye. They come supplied in a polythene bag with an information label and are ideal for mass purchasing, such as for museum information tasks, educational use and more.
A display specimen of fluorite with baryte from Milldam mine, Derbyshire, UK. The specimen weighs approximately 1.664 kg and measures roughly 19.5 x 9 x 8.5 cm at it’s widest points. This piece is supplied with an information label.
Honey calcite mineral specimens from Mexico which exhibit a yellow to orange colouration due to impurities of iron from the mineral hematite. The specimens are crystalline in nature and can exhibit a rough rhombic form as expected of calcites. They are translucent, letting some but not all light through, which gives them an eye catching ‘glow’. The samples are ideal for enthusiasts, hobbyists and collectors and are available in various sizes. This honey calcite is available by weight, starting from 500 grams, and is suitable for lapidary, educational and enthusiasts use. The pieces vary from 20 mm to 100 mm, though most pieces will sit in-between and come supplied in a polythene bag with a label.
Specimens of nepheline syenite sourced from the Larvik municipality, Norway. These samples have a reddish brown to pale grey colouration and display crystals of aegirine. Specimens are available in multiple sizes and come supplied in a card tray with an information label.
Palaeophis typhaeus vertebra specimens collected from the Eocene London Clays of Isle of Sheppey, Kent. Palaeophis is an extinct genus of marine snake, fossils of which have been found in Cretaceous through to Eocene sediments. We have numerous specimens available, see descriptions below and chose your desired specimen from the drop down menu.