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Banded tuff rock specimens from Cumbria, UK. An extrusive igneous rock with a felsic chemistry and rhyolitic texture, the specimen exhibit a pink colouration due to the presence of feldspar as well as banded formations. Available in various sizes and supplied in a card tray with a label.
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Igneous rock specimens of banded tuff from Cumbria in the UK, a material derived from extrusive processes, particularly involving rhyolitic volcanic activity. As such, these specific samples seem quite similar in appearance to rhyolite, exhibiting an off pink colouration indicating high amounts of orthoclase feldspar in its chemistry. The rock specimens are available in various sizes and supplied in a card tray with a label.
1.5" x 1.5", 2" x 2", 3" x 2", 4" x 3"
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Accretionary lapilli tuff is an igneous pyroclastic rock, these samples come from Longsleddle, Cumbria in the UK and forms when hot ash and debris is ejected from as volcano. Some of this material is held together by moisture and once heavy enough, falls into the ash below forming small ‘spots’ within the material, creating a speckled rock. The samples are suitable both for young and serious collectors as well as educational use and are supplied in various sizes with a card tray and label.
69 in stock
Augite granophyre igneous rock specimens from Carrockfell, Keswick in Cumbria, UK. Excellent pieces exhibiting a medium grain size of crystals which constitute this rock including, augite, quartz and feldspars and shows a granophyric texture. Suitable for avid collectors and higher educational use, the samples come supplied in a sized card tray with an information label.
88 in stock
Biotite muscovite granite specimens from St. Austell in Cornwall, UK of Permian age is a coarse grained igneous rock composed of quartz, plagioclase feldspar, biotite and muscovite. The rock is part of the St. Austell pluton which formed 280 million years ago. An off white colour with gold and black flecks of micas, the rock has a unique chemistry and resulted in the rich mineralisation of ores in the area. The samples are suitable for collectors and educational use to show granite variants, available in three sizes. Each piece will come supplied in a card tray with an information label.
79 in stock
Specimens of red soapstone from the Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK. Supplied in a white card tray with an information label, these peculiar samples are ideal for any collector of British material.
Augite andesite igneous rock specimens from Thirlmere, Cumbria, UK which are of late Ordovician age which form part of the Barrowdale volcanic group. The samples are of intermediate composition and contain phenocrysts of the pyroxene mineral, augite, giving the normally dark blue rock a black speckled appearance. The samples are available in 3 sizes and come supplied in a card tray with a label.
100 in stock
Rhyolite specimens found in Cumbria. Rhyolite is a felsic (silica rich) rock, often formed in highly explosive volcanoes. Specimens are supplied in a card tray with label.
76 in stock
Pumice specimens from the Lipari islands, Italy. Pumice is an igneous rock with a highly porous structure resulting from trapped gas bubbles as the lava was being ejected. The rock is usually very light & buoyant in water. Specimens are supplied in a card tray with label.
64 in stock
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.
An off white coloured streak plate made form porcelain, they are used by field geologists and students as a means of performing streak tests on minerals. This test simply involves one, scratching the surface of the tile with a particular rock or mineral, the coloured streak left behind then assists the user in determining the mineral, or minerals within a rock sample.
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.
2 in stock
Amygdaloidal basalt is an igneous rock which is extrusive in nature, these specimens formed over 60 million years ago during the Tertiary period and come from Ireland. They are part of the Antrim lava group and exhibit a dark colouration with occurrences of amygdales containing quartz and calcite crystals. As a basalt they are somewhat dense, but lighter than pure samples due to the cavities within them which formed as a result of gaseous activity during their ejection. Over time, hydrothermal fluids pass through the rock and minerals form within the cavities, which gives the usually dark coloured rock a speckled appearance. These samples are available in various sizes and are suitable for higher educational use to detail the subtle differences between similar igneous rocks, they come supplied in a card tray with an information label.
73 in stock
Larvikite is an igneous plutonic rock and variant of monzonite from Larvik, Norway, due to its chemistry, it is composed mainly of orthoclase, albite and anorthite along with plagioclase which gives the rock a blue to silver shimmering effect. The igneous pluton formed during the Permian period, 292 – 298 million years ago during the the Variscan orogeny. A beautiful rock to observe due to its coarse crystalline texture and schiller effect, the samples are ideal for general interest, collectors and educational use with specimens being available in three sizes and come supplied in a card tray with an information label.
143 in stock
Specimens of agate within basalt from Barras, Kincardineshire, Scotland. These samples of agate have a red to white colouration and have filled the cavities of basalt. Specimens are supplied in a white card tray with an information label.
2 in stock