1 kilo of Bauxite sedimentary rock specimens from Northern Ireland, specimens are a typical earthy red or brown colour, comprised of iron and aluminium hydroxides/oxides. Bauxite was named after Baux, near St. Reny, Bouches-du-Rhône, France where it was discovered. The samples are supplied by weight in lots of 1 kilogram and will come in a polythene bag with an information card. Suitable for when large amounts are required.
Cannel coal by it’s physical morphology and low mineral content is considered to be coal but by its texture & organic matter content it is considered to be oil shale. Available by weight in lots of 1 kilogram.
Conglomerate with well rounded clasts from Faringdon, UK. A good example of the lithotype as opposed to a Breccia which would contain predominantly angular to sub-angular clasts. Supplied by weight in bags weighing 1 kilo.
Frosterley Marble is not a marble but a black limestone containing fossil coral specimens of Carboniferous age. The specimens are from Harewood quarry, Co. Durham, supplied by weight in lots of 1 kilogram.
Oolitic Limestone. Jurassic (Oxfordian) in age from the Malton Oolite & Coral Rag member. Generally much harder than the oolitic example from Gloucestershire. Supplied by weight with the size of pieces being random, comes in a polythene bag with an information label.
Stiperstones Orthoquartzite from the Cambrian period. A very pure, hard, well cemented sandstone. It is normally whitish or pale grey-buff in colour with occasional streaks of impurities. Supplied by weight in lots of 1 kilogram.
Torridonian Sandstone from Loch Kishorn, Scotland. The sandstone of pre-cambrian age and among the oldest rocks found in the British isles and gets its name from Torridon where it is found. Supplied by weight, sizes vary.