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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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A variation of schist, this particular specimen was collected by staff from Aberfeldy, Scotland. It comes from the Ben Eagach formation and is part of the famous Pre-Cambrian Dalradian series. It has a smooth, almost greasy texture when one runs ones fingers across the surface. Samples are black, dark grey or blue in colour. The mineral composition of mica and graphite give it a metallic lustre and shine. The graphite is thought to have been derived from the reduction of carbon in organic rich sediments during metamorphic processes. These rock specimens are available in 3 different sizes and will come supplied in labelled card trays.
2" x 2", 3" x 2", 4" x 3"
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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.
24 in stock
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
Dalradian mica schist is a famous metamorphic rock, composed mostly of the minerals muscovite mica with occurrences of quartz and feldspar, these rock specimens are Pre-Cambrian in age and come from Scotland, supplied in a card tray with an information label.
28 in stock
Slate from Wales, famous for its use as a roofing material, these specimens exhibit text book characteristics such as fine grain crystal structure, foliation, slatey cleavage and a variety of colours, excellent for educational use, supplied in various sizes.
78 in stock
White marble exhibiting medium interlocking crystals suggesting a limestone rock origin These particular specimens are from Torrin Quarry on the Isle of Skye, Scotland and are available in three optional sizes.
76 in stock
This variation of Hornfels exhibits strong banding with small crystals of Cordierite.The samples were collected from near Carrock Fell. Cumbria, UK. .
38 in stock
Marble with forsterite which has been hydrated to serpentine. Found in Ledmore Quarry, Sutherland. Scottish Highlands. Specimens are supplied in a card tray with a information label.
73 in stock
Metaquartzite is a low grade metamorphic rock often composed mainly of quartz, however, other minerals can exist, and mineral impurities during crystalisation can result in differing colours, these particular samples from Anglesey have a green colouration to them. The rock specimens are available in 3 different sizes and come in a card tray with a data label.
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.
Out of stock
Augen Gneiss is a foliated metamorphic rock with large crystals of lenticular or eliptical shear bound microcline.
13 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
Hornfels, dark blue or black in colour collected from Shap quarry, Cumbria, a strong, durable rock, splintery when broken is comprised of mafic minerals, the rock may also exhibit acoustic properties. Supplied in a sized up card tray with an information label.
34 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.
Out of stock
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