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Glaucophane Schist is also known as Blueschist. The blue-green colour comes from the dominant presence of the minerals Glaucophane (amphibole) & Lawsonite. These samples are supplied in lots of 1 kilogram and come with an information label.
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Glaucophane schist also known as Blueschist is a metavolcanic rock that forms by the metamorphism of basalt and rocks with similar composition at high pressures and low temperatures, approximately corresponding to a depth of 15 to 30 kilometers and 200 to ~500 degrees Celsius. The blue color of the rock comes from the presence of the predominant minerals glaucophane and lawsonite. Usually fine grained due to the rapidity & low temperatures of the mechanism involved. However, porphyritic varieties can be found. These particular samples come from the Isle of Anglesey, N. Wales and are supplied by weight in lots of 1 kilogram along with an information label.
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Metaquartzite specimens found in Anglesey, Specimens are supplied in a polythene bag in lots of 1 kg with a label.
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.
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Glaucophane Schist is also known as Blueschist. The blue-green colour comes from the dominant presence of the minerals Glaucophane (amphibole) & Lawsonite (related to epidote). These specimens were collected from the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales.
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Garnet Mica Schist . The specimen is mostly muscovite mica schist with a scattering of small pink or red garnets. Collected from Scotland. Supplied by weight, pieces come as they are in various shapes and sizes up to the weight of 1 kilogram. Packed in a polythene bag with an information label.
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Phyllite is a foliated metaorphic rock formed from slate which has been further metamorphosed. These specimens from Cumbria show good, fine cleavage and a silky metallic lustre. Supplied in lots of 1 kg.
Lewisian Gneiss; Pre- Cambrian metamorphic rocks that outcrop in the North West of Scotland. Formed by high grade regional metamorphism of granites & sedimentary rocks. Supplied in lots of 1 kg.
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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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White marble showing excellent crystal texture with a sugary appearance. Supplied by weight and come in lots of 1 kilogram bags .
Slate is a fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from a shale-type protolith composed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism. Supplied in lots of 1 kilos, with an information label.
Banded hornfels, showing excellent banded structure, samples come from Scotland and are supplied by weight in lots of 1 kilogram.
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Biotite Gneiss rock specimens collected from Evje, Norway. Specimens will show banding. Specimens are supplied in a polythene bag in lots of 1 kg with a label.
Large Pink Gneiss rock specimens collected from Evje, Norway. Specimens also contain some Biotite and show banding. Supplied in 1 kilogram polythene bags with a data label.
Eclogite is an uncommon rock, composed of mainly two minerals, reddish-brown garnets and Omphacite (green pyroxene). Other minerals, such as kyanite may also be present. These rocks come from Almenning, Norway. Specimens are supplied in a polythene bag in lots of 1 kg with a label.
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