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.
Aeogocrioceras sp ammonite fossil specimen measuring 105 mm wide, this species is known as heteromorph ammonite and is characterised by its unique, uncoiled shell as opposed to the tight spiral shape commonly seen in ammanoid fossils. It is dated to the Lower Cretaceous, Hauterivian Stage, around 135 million years ago and come from Resse Pit, Hannover, Germany. Excellent for serious collectors m the sample comes with an information label and stand for display.
Minerals do not often occur as perfectly formed Crystals. This collection aims to provide examples to illustrate terms used in describing the appearance of Crystals and their strcutures or Mineral grains.
Amethyst gemstone bottles containing around 25 ml worth of transluscent, serene, purple amethyst, which has been tumbled and polished, pieces are upto 3 mm in size and come supplied in a glass bottle with a cork stopper. An excellent gift idea for those interested in minerals or gemstones, or those looking to add something to a room with a purple colour scheme.
Layered mineral specimens consisting of bands of baryte, galena and fluorite, collected from Weardale, County Durham in the UK. These specimens display the process of paragenesis in a hydrothermal vein which is the sequence at which the minerals form based on order of solubility. Galena is a lead ore and thus has an important industrial role whereas Baryte and galena are “gangue minerals” and so have a much lower economic value when in small quantities. These samples come supplied in a white card tray with an information label and are ideal for educational purposes,
Basic field mapping kit, which includes an A4 all weather clipboard, Aqua-Proof geological field notebook, NGS2007 10x 18 mm hand lens, grain size card and igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary texture cards and an Edding 0.1 black field pen.
Blue quartz gemstone bottles filled with a dyed blue natural quartz, the pieces are 1 to 3 mm and supplied in glass bottles, holding around 25 ml of material. An excellent gift item for those with an affinity for blue, these eye catching bottles will turn heads. Each bottle is 50 x 30 mm in size and supplied with a cork stopper.
Fossil Calamites specimens from Lancashire. A popular plant fossil among professionals and children, easily recognisable due to it’s ‘lined’ texture. We stock a few larger specimens available on request. They belong to the plant family of Horsetails, some growing up to 20 m in height.
Campo del Cielo meteorites found in Santiago Del Estero, Argentina. Comprised mostly of iron with small amounts of nickel, copper and trace elements, these metallic lustre meteorites are well sought after by many due to their economical costs and moderate sizes. Each specimen we have on offer is between 25 to 40 mm in size and comes supplied in a card tray with a label. Excellent specimens for educational use and collections.
Carnelian gemstone bottles, holding 25 ml worth of the tumbled and polished chips from 1 to 3 mm in size, placed in a 50 x 30 mm bottle with cork stopper, carnelian is a popular, fiery orange coloured quartz mineral with a waxy and banded appearance. An excellent gift item for those interested in minerals and gemstones or if you need something to go with orange interior decor.
Carpopenaeus Longirrostris fossil shrimp specimens found with in a fine grained micritic limestone known as lagerstatten, these samples are from the late Cretaceous period and were found in Hajoula, Lebanon from a quarry renowned for its exceptional preservation of fauna. This particular species derives its name from the long spike (rostrum) protruding from its head (meaning long rostrum), they look similar to modern day shrimps making them useful for educational use to exhibit lack of changes in certain species body plans over millions of years. The samples come supplied in a card tray with a label.
• Geological Age: Pliocene, 4 million years old
• Location: South Carolina, U.S.A
• Species: Cetotherium
• Part: Vertebrae
Cetotherium fossil whale vertebrae from South Carolina, U.S.A, professionally cleaned and prepped, this 24 cm long vertebrae bone bleonged to the now extinc baleen whale, a whale which filter fed much smaller animals such as shrimp. This bone weighs 8.4 kg and would be an excellent addition to serious collections, especially where it will be displayed.
Citrine crystal bed specimens which come from Brazil, composed of numerous crystal points of citrine on a matrix, these mineral specimens exhibit a pale yellow to orange colouration and are supplied in a white card tray with a label.
Citrine gemstone bottles, a 50 x 30 mm glass bottle, sealed with cork containing around 25 ml of tumbled and polished citrine, a variety of quartz with a vibrant yellow and orange colour. These bottles are excellent gift items, small for stocking fillers, they are suitable for those interested in gemstones, jewellery and minerals.
Citrine crystal beds, exhibiting small, pointed to yellow points, a variation of quartz, these samples also include baryte, adding density to the samples. Found in Oughoud, Morocco, pieces will come supplied in a card tray with a label.
Copal (Trachylobium Verrucosum), which is a form of resin younger than amber. These mineral speicmens from Cap D’Ambre, Madagascar are utpo 1 million years old and may contain plant and insect fossils, supplied with a free magnifier lens, this younger variant of amber is available in two sizes, supplied in a card tray with a data lable.
Fossilised Bone remains belonging to an unknown species of crocodile from the Cretaceous beds of Morocco. Genuinely textured, this piece would make a great addition to a display collection. Comes supplied with an information label.
This Natural Crystal Set contains 10 specimens illustrating the 6 Crystalographic systems, Cubic, Tetragonal, Hexagonal, Orthorhombic, Monoclinic and Triclinic. Specimens have been specially selected to illustrate the crystal features and faces.
• Geological Age: Cretaceous period, Wealden Sales, 145 to 126 millions years old
• Location: Isle of Wight, UK
• Family: Ostracod
• Species: Cypridea spinigera
Cypridea spinigera are minute ostracods, a species of crustacean so small, they are easiest viewed under a microscope. These fossil specimens date back to the Cretaceous period, over 145 million years ago, the matrix shows the hard exterior, all that remains of the animal in a sandy shale matrix.
An anti-static styrene-butadiene rubber coated deadblow hammer with a 1 lb (500g) weight, the hammer is constructed out of a single piece of metal and contains steel shot in the head which reduces bounce back and increases the force of each strike. These hammers are ideal for putting together UCP core tray with out damage or injury.
• Geological Age: Cretaceous period, 100 to 66 millions years old
• Location: Kem Kem beds in Morocco
• Family: Dinosaur
• Species: Unknown
Undetermined dinosaur fossil specimens, bones from the Kem Kem beds in Morocco dating back to the Cretaceous period between 100 to 66 million years ago, samples vary in size and show signs of repair, an earthy brown colour and natural texture, they come supplied in a card tray with a data label.
• Geological Age: Kimmeridgian stage, Jurassic period, 157 to 152 millions years old
• Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK
• Family: Dinosaur
• Species: Unknown
Genuine bone fossils belonging to an unknown species of dinosaur which existed during the kimmeridgian stage of the late Jurassic. Specimens are supplied by size, and come supplied with a white card tray and information label .
• Geological Age: Kimmeridgian stage, Jurassic period, 157 to 152 millions years old
• Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK
• Order: Saurischia
• Species: Either Ischyrosaurus or Cetiosaurus
These dinosaur vertebrae fossils belonged to one of two species of sauropod, large, heavy four legged long necked dinosaurs, Ischyrosaurus or Cetiosaurus which lived during the Jurassic period over 150 million years ago. Found in Abingdon, Oxfordshire in the UK. The samples exhibit the expected disc like design with concave surfaces where other tissue would have been. Excellent for serious fossil collectors.
The tranquil appearence of the city of Edinburgh nestling between the surrounding hills and the undulating countryside of West Lothian belies their dramatic volcanic past. The Lothian landscape took over 400 million years to reach its present shape. This book tells the story of its journey from erupting volcanoes, through rivers, seas and ice caps, to the peaceful parks, restored quarries and level playing fields we see today.
Epidote and quartz crystals on a matrix collected from Imichil, Er Rachidia, Morocco, these mineral specimens exhibit a rich grass green colouration mixed with the transparency of quartz tips, breaking up the colours. The crystal habit shows a typical radiating sheath form, making the pieces suitable for both collectors and educational use. Available in various sizes, the samples will come supplied in a card tray with a label.
A display specimen of epidote with feldspar and quartz from Agder, Norway. The sample weighs roughly 270 g and measures 8 x 4.5 x 5 cm at its widest points, the crystals vary in size from 2-3 millimetres to 1.5 cm. This display specimen will be supplied with an information label.
Epidote in a massive form collected from Scotland, a pale green colour the epidote occurs as a layer on granite/gneiss and so can be found with feldspars and quartz alongside it. Available in various sizes, these mineral specimens will come supplied in a card tray with an information label.
• Geological Age: Inglis limestone formation, Eocene period, 56 to 33 million years ago.
• Location: Ocala, Florida, U.S.A
• Family: Echinoderm
• Species: Eupatagus ocalanus
Eupatagus ocalanus fossil echinoid specimens from the Inglis limestone formation found in Ocala in the state of Florida, USA. The samples are from the Eocene period, over 33 million years old and exhibit excellent details such as the petal pattern which is easily visible without magnification. The samples are around 6 cm in size and will come supplied in a card tray with a label.
A colonial coral which lived in warm shallow waters and is common in the limestone rocks of the Silurian period. Favosites is often associated with other corals that formed small reefs. Favosites specimens have a honeycomb appearance when viewed from above.
Fire opal chips, varying between 5 to 10 mm in sizes from Mexico, exhibiting a vibrant, powerful orange and red colour with some yellow, very firey, supplied only by weight in lots of 50 grams the pieces will come in a pouch with a data label.
Specimens of fluorescent crystalline baryte from Reigate, Surrey, UK. These particular pieces of baryte are crystals with various shades of yellow colour and fluoresce a pale green/yellow under shortwave UV light. Samples are approximately 1 – 3 cm in size and are supplied in small polythene bag with an information label
Specimens of fluorite crystal beds from Worton Hall Mine, Bainbridge, Wensleydale, Yorkshire, UK. These pieces of fluorite vary in colour from purple to clear or faint yellow, with some specimens containing marcasite inclusions. These samples are a must have for any British mineral collector, though the good quality of these specimens makes them ideal for any collection. Specimens are supplied in a white card tray with an information label.
Fools gold gemstone bottles, containing around 25 ml worth of the iron mineral, pyrite. Used as a semi precious stone due to it’s metallic, brassy colouration, it is a popular gift, especially among children. Supplied in glass bottles, measuring 50 x 30 mm in size and sealed with a cork stopper.
1 Piece of a Fossil Coprolite, also known as fossilised poo. These particular specimens are fossilised tutrtle droppings found in Betsiboka, Madagascar, and are from the Eocene period. These specimens come in a card tray with information label.
Galena mineral specimens from the famous Coldstone quarry, Nidderdale, Yorkshire. Well known for producing excellent metallic blue pure galena samples showing excellent cubic crystal form with very little else. Suitable for collectors and for educational use, supplied in a card tray with an information label.
Garnet gemstone bottle, filled with 25 ml of tumbled and polished almandine garnets, which form deep within the earth. Excellent little gift items, the bottles are 50 x 30 mm and have a cork stopper, garnet crystals represent love and passion, don’t miss out on giving this to a loved one.
Geo Marker marking spray for use within the building, construction road, civil engineering, surveying and mining sectors, this spray can be applied to asphalt, concrete, masonary, stone, plaster, wood and even earth whether the surface is wet or dry. Can be used in temperatures down to -20 °C, the spray can utilises a special cap which means 100% of the can will be emptied and won’t give you painted fingers, the paint will also last upto 9 months and can be applied to both wet and dry surfaces. Each can hold 500 ml of paint and is available in 9 bright fluorescent colours.
Display specimens of shap granite with pyrite inclusions from Shap Fell, Cumbria, UK. Samples are supplied with an information label and would make a perfect addition to any rock or mineral collection.
There are two specimens available:
Specimen A is roughly 1.182 kg in weight and measures approximately 16.8 x 12 x 5.5 cm
Specimen B is roughly 1.066 kg in weight and measures approximately 16.5 x 11 x 5 cm
Specimens of graptolites in shale from Abereiddy Bay, Wales, these samples have been dated to the Ordovician period. These samples are ideal for educational use due to the clear visibility of the graptolites but would make an excellent addition to any fossil collection. Specimens are supplied in a 2″ x 2″ white card tray with an information label.
Green aventurine gemstone bottles, containing 25 ml of this green variant of quartz, the colour is due to the inclusion of fuchsite at the time of forming. Each bottle is 50 x 30 mm in size and has a cork stopper, excellent little gifts for those interested in green gemstones. Remaining you of nature with its leafy green colour, representing a forest.
Hematite mineral specimens from Oughoud, Morocco showing excellent botryoidal crystal form and metallic lustre. The samples stain very easily, they exhibit a deep red colouration and are ideal for educational purposes as text book examples available in optional sizes and supplied in a card tray with a label.
Hematite gemstone bottles, filled with over 25 ml worth of tumbled and polished silver hematite. Each glass bottle is 50 x 30 mm in size and sealed with cork, an excellent gift item for those interested in gemology and minerals. Hematite was once mined through out the UK and is a major iron ore mineral. Each bottle comes with a label, detailing the contents.
• Geological Age: Jurassic, Upper Lias, 200 to 180 million years old
• Location: Ilminster, Somerset, UK.
• Family: Ammanoid
• Species: Hildoceras
Hildoceras ammonite fossil specimens found in Ilminster, Somerset, UK, they exhibit a narrow with shallow ribbing and ammonitic suture lines, they lived during the Upper lias of the Jurassic period, 200 to 180 million years ago. Our samples are a dark beige colour and are available in various sizes and grades, ideal for educational use, collectors and children due to the features shown and their inexpensive cost. They fossil will come supplied in a card tray with a label.
Hornblende in massive form, collected from Norway, these mineral specimens exhibit a platy cleavage, black to dark green colouration and a dark grey streak. The samples are available in various sizes, show excellent vitreous lustre and will come supplied in a card tray with a label.
Ichthyosaur vertebra fossil specimens of varying sizes, these pieces are excellent for children, collectors and for educational use. Found in Kimmeridgian clay beds of Jurassic age in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The fossils belong to the dolphin like ichthyosaurs which lived over 200 million years ago.
Iron and manganese mix collected from the Lecht Iron Mines of Tomintoul, Aberdeenshire. Specimens are supplied in either a white card tray with an information label attached ( various sizes available ) or a small magnification box . Suitable for geologists, collectors or those imply interested in mineralogy.
Kaolinite is a clay mineral specimen which is used extensively in industry, it is a soft, fragile mineral and is also known as China clay. Formed form the breakdown of feldspar minerals, these samples come from Cornwall, UK and is available in 2 sizes, supplied in a card tray with a label.
Kraft sample bags are made using the Kraft pulping process resulting thick paper, making the envelopes strong and ideal for storing geological field specimens and geochemical soil samples. These are wet strength bags and can be used to store wet or dry geochemical samples and are 5″ x 10″ in size (125 mm x 250 mm).
Kraft sample bags are made using the Kraft pulping process resulting thick paper, making the envelopes strong and ideal for storing geological field specimens and geochemical soil samples. These are wet strength bags and can be used to store wet or dry geochemical samples and are 4″ x 8″ in size (95 mm x 205 mm).
Lepidolite mica mineral specimens, exhibiting excellent sheet cleavage crystals as expected, the samples are a viva lilac colouration and come from Brazil, well known as a source of lithium, these pieces are available in multiple sizes and come in a card tray with a data label.
Lepidolite mica mineral specimens exhibiting a fine crystalline and granular form as opposed to a single sheet. These samples come from Zimbabwe and though are massive, still exhibit a lilac colouration and metallic lustre, available in various sizes and supplied in a card tray with a data label.
Specimens of malachite from the Congo, Africa. These samples are a vibrant green colour and usually show some amount of banding and are a must have for any mineral collection. Specimens are supplied in a white card tray with an information label.
Manganese crystals within massive calcite, these mineral specimens come from Oughoud, Morocco and exhibit dark, almost black manganese crystals growing within a massive calcite matrix. Specimens are available in multiple sizes and come supplied in a card tray with an information label.
• Geological Age: Cretaceous period, upper chalk formation, 100 to 66 millions years old
• Location: Kent, UK
• Family: Echinoderm
• Species: Micraster cortestudinarium
Micraster cortestudinarium fossil echinoid specimens, a common fossil found around UK, the samples are an off white colour and measure around 6 cm in size. They lived during the Cretaceous period, over 66 million years ago in what is now Kent, UK. The samples will come supplied in card tray with an information label, suitable for more serious collectors to show the various species with the Echinoid family.
This comprehensive Mineral and Ore set more than covers the requirements for an A level syllabus and would also be suited to university students. It is ideal for those interested in geology who require a collection to aid with the identification of common minerals. Each specimen is approx 2″ x 2″ in size (some of the single crystal specimens are smaller).