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Bytownite basalt is another variation of the common Basalt rock. These particular samples come from Cumbria and are available in a range of sizes.
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Bytownite basalt ( Bytownite feldspar) is another variation of the common Basalt rock. Basalt tends to to be a dark, fine, crystalline igneous rock and has a number of different variations. Bytownite feldspar is a calcium rich member of the Plagioclase family. The mineral was first described in 1835 & named for Bytown (now Ottowa) where it was found in Canada. High quality transparent examples are used to make faceted stone in the jewelllery trade. In these examples the phenocrysts are green & opaque & set in a basalt matrix. The specimens come from Cumbria, UK and are supplied in a white card tray with a label.
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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.
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Igneous Basalt of Tertiary age from Scotland. Specimens are typical black in colour and has a fine grained texture. Specimens are supplied in polythene bags in lots of 1 kg and are come with an information label.
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Amygdaloidal basalt, showing instead, gas vesicles (bubbles) with epidote crystals as opposed to the usual quartz and calcites normally expected. Specimens come from the Isle of Skye and are available in various sizes, each rock will come in a card tray with an information label.
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Bytownite basalt thin section slide exhibiting phenocryts of bytownite feldspar within a fine basaltic groundmass. These thin sections depict beautifully a textbook porphyritic texture. Each section is made to 30 microns thickness and the glass is 46 x 27 mm in size.
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Gabbro igneous rock specimens from Balmedie quarry, Aberdeen, Scotland which exhibit a coars grained texture from the crystals. Formed as a mafic pluton intrusion, the samples contain pyroxenes such as augite along side plagioclase feldspar, amphibole and olivine crystals. They are derived from a body known as the Belhelvie basic intrusion which the parent unit being the Caledonian Supersuite. Samples exhibit a grey colouration and density and are suitable for the more serious or professional collector or higher educational use to differentiate similar looking igneous rocks with different compositions and origins. Available in three sizes, the specimens come supplied in a card tray with an information label.
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Rhyolite Felsite, a highly felsitic composed variation of Rhyolite, found in Fife, Scotland, an extrusive igneous rock composed of sodium, quartz and feldspar, thus often having a pale white to pink colouration. Available in various sizes and supplied in a card tray with an information label.
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Obsidian is an extrusive igneous rock, these specimens exhibit a typical black colouration with conchoidal fractures, they come from South East Mexico and are excellent for educational use and collectors due to the quality. This igneous rock forms when magma extrudes onto the earths surface, chemically it is silica rich and impurities give the black colouration. It’s fine crystalline texture and fracture makes obsidian appear glassy and it breaks as such. The pieces are available in various sizes and come supplied in a card tray with an information label.
Phonolite igneous rock specimens, an intrusive crystalline version of nepheline syenite, this rock lies between felsic and mafic composition, collected from Traprain Law, Soctland, the name of the rock is derived from the ancient Greek word which means ‘sounding stone’. Which alludes to the feature this rock has of emitting a metallic ringing when struck. Samples are available in various sizes and come supplied in a card tray with a label.
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Micro Granite is a variation of the granite group of rocks, composed of the minerals quartz, feldspar and mica. These particular samples were collected from Threlkeld quarry, Cumbria, UK. They are supplied in a small white tray with an information label.
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An igneous rock exhibiting a porphyritic texture containing large cubic crystals of feldspar within a fine grained matrix. Collected near Oslo, Norway. Each sample is supplied in a labelled card tray. Each sample is supplied in a labelled card tray.
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Peridotite, found in Finland, is a dense, coarse grained igneous rock. It is commonly used in saunas due to certain porpertie. These rock specimens are ideal teaching aids or collectors specimens. Supplied in a card tray with label, offered in 3 optional sizes.
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Garnet peridotite igneous rock specimens found in the Gusdal Olivine Pit, Åheim, Norway is an ultra mafic rock which contains high pressure and temperature minerals such as olivine and garnet crystals. Exhibiting a green colouraiton with striking red spots, these samples were pushed up to the earths crust during the Caledonian orogeny during the Ordovician and Devonian period over 400 million years ago. The specimens are dense as expected and are ideal for children and serious collectors because of the colourful appearance as well as for higher educational use to describe deep mantle material as well as orogenic processes. The hand samples are available in various sizes and come supplied in a card tray with an information label.
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Banded rhyolite from Glen Coe, Scotland showing laminar flow banding which was produced by the viscous lava which formed the rock, available in various sizes, these specimens are suitable for educational use to display flow banding. Supplied in a card tray with an information label.
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Dunite igneous rock specimens from the Gusdal olivine pit in Åheim, southern Norway. Composed of green olivine minerals with chromite and pyroxene crystals, the rock forms as intrusive igneous plutons in the earth mantle down to 400 km deep and displays a coarse texture and green colouration. Overall, the samples are fairly granular and weak due to their chemistry and form part of the basal gneiss complex of southern Norway. Ideal for various levels of collectors and for higher level education and research use, the samples are available in three sizes and come supplied in a card tray with an information label.
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Shap granite igneous rock specimens from Shap Fell, Cumbria, UK which exhibit typical coarse grained crystalline textures expected of intrusive felsic rocks, being composed of quartz, plagioclase and orthoclase feldspar and biotite mica. This popular granite is very sought after for a variety of applications and has a colourful appearance. It is believed to have formed during the early Devonian period as a plutonic intrusion in the area and is quarried extensively. Samples are ideal for collectors of all levels and ages as well as all educational levels as the minerals can be easily described with the origin and processes being suitable to teach higher level students. Samples are available in three sizes and come supplied in a card tray with an information label.
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Microgranite, exhibiting typical granite composition of quartz, feldspar and mica, however the crystals range from medium to fine grained, hence the name. Specimens come from Wales and are available in 3 optional sizes.
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