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Garnet Amphibolite supplied in a card tray with a label. This attractive rock from southern Norway has highly prominent garnet porphyroblasts (also known as cherry cake).
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Amphibolite is a metamorphic rock consisting mainly of amphibole, especially the species hornblende & actinolite. They can be derived from either the metamorphism of mafic rocks or poorly sorted sedimentary protoliths. Closer inspection of the locality is needed to determine the origin. This particularly attractive example from southern Norway has highly prominent garnet porphyroblasts & the nickname “cherry cake”. Specimens are supplied in labelled card trays.
1.5" x 1.5", 2" x 2", 3" x 2", 4" x 3"
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Eclogite is an uncommon metamorphic rock, composed of mainly two minerals, reddish-brown garnets and omphacite, a green pyroxene. Other minerals, such as blue kyanite and white quartz may also be present. Over all, it is an attractive looking yet rare rock, with a vibrant green colouration with red garnets to break it up. These rocks come from Almenning, Norway. Specimens are supplied in card trays with labels and come available in 4 sizes.
Gneiss from Evje, Norway, containing more feldspar and quartz than Lewisian gneiss from Scotland, giving it a pink colour, these specimens show excellent banding and text book crystal structure, supplied in 3 sizes, ideal for educational use.
99 in stock
Hornblende gneiss is a coarse grained metamorphic rock belonging to the gneiss family, its overall dark colouration is due to high levels of the mafic mineral hornblende, while quartz and feldspar are also present. The rock specimens come from southern Norway and are available in various optional sizes.
196 in stock
Garnet mica schist from Loch Tay, Scotland, showing in excellent detail the effects of regional metamorphism along plate boundaries, the garnets push the mica crystals around it due to being stronger, the specimens are available in various sizes or as a cut and lacquered piece, supplied in a card tray with a data label.
59 in stock
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.
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Tiger eye specimen, a metamorphic rock, often classified as a mineral, comprised of numerous golden brown fibrous crystals which stem from the mineral previously being asbestos. These samples come from South Africa and are available in 1.5″ size only and comes supplied in a card tray with a label.
8 in stock
Serpentine is a green coloured schist rock, most famous from its type locality along the Lizard peninsula, Cornwall. These specimens come from the Isle of Anglesey, have a much more vibrant colour and are available in various sizes.
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Specimens of serpentine found in Modum, Southern Norway. Specimens are supplied in a card tray with a information label.
A rare, green marble dating back some 700 million years to the end of the Pre-Cambrian. This marble comes from the Streamstown quarry in Clifden, Co. Galway. Specimens ( max size 3″ x 2″) are supplied in a labelled card tray.
6 in stock
Samples of graphitic schist from the Pre-Cambrian Dalradian formation, making them among the oldest rocks in the country. The samples come from the Ben Eagach schist formation at Foss mine, Scotland, UK and were collected by our own members of staff. The rock contains mica and graphite, which gives the specimens their unique mica appearance and greasy graphitic texture and lustre.
74 in stock
Eclogite is a rare metamorphic rock, these specimens come from Scotland and exhibit the two major minerals expected, red garnets and green omphacite. However, both minerals appear to be much darker in colour when compared to Norwegian material. Our stock of this is fairly low now, and only smaller size pieces are available, they will come supplied in a card tray with a data label.
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Phyllite is a foliated metamorphic rock formed from slate which has been further metamorphosed. These specimens from Kinlochleven in Scotland and show good, fine cleavage and a silky metallic lustre.
195 in stock
Hand samples of serpentine bearing conglomeritic clasts (rounded pebbles). The samples were collected from the Lalm-Sel area in the Caledonides of central Norway and are supplied in card trays with a name label.
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Migmatites are an unusual rock that is a mixture of both igneous & metamorphic lithologies.The samples were collected by our staff and come from central Norway. Each specimen comes in a card tray with a label.
69 in stock
Lewisian gneiss from Northwest Scotland, formed during the Pre-Cambrian period, making it among the oldest rocks in the UK, pushed to the surface during an oregenic event, Lewisian gneiss exhibits banded like most gneisses but is comprised of more dark, dense minerals, often igneous in origin. Specimens are available in 3 different sizes.
Augen Gneiss is a foliated metamorphic rock with large crystals of lenticular or eliptical shear bound microcline.
13 in stock
Gardnos impact breccia are fine examples of a meteorite impact breccia formed approximately 540 million years ago at the Gardnos Crater, Nesbyen, Hallingdal, Norway. Specimens are supplied in a card tray and come with an information label.
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