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.
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.
Eocene puddingstone conglomerate collected from Hertfordshire, UK. Puddingstone is a textbook a variety of conglomerate, it is composed almost entirely of silica; the smooth and rounded silicic pebbles are held firmly in place by a hard silica cement. Available by weight, supplied in a 1kg bag with an information label.
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.