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Kimmeridge Clay Slide

£15.00

Kimmeridge clay thin section slide exhibiting the incredibly fine grained nature of this rock. Despite being so fine, individual clay grade minerals can be identified along with organics arranged in an obvious orientation. The slides are 30 microns thick and measure 46 x 27 mm in size and have a cover slip of the section along with a protective cardboard sleeve.

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Kimmeridge clay thin section slide exhibiting the incredibly fine grained nature of this rock. Despite being so fine, individual clay grade minerals can be identified along with organics arranged in an obvious orientation. The clay its self is named from its type location, the village of Kimmeridge along the Dorset coast, UK. It is of Jurassic age and is regarding as one of the most economically important rocks in all of Europe as it has distinctive physical properties, log responses, and palynological signature in petrographic exploration, thus making it a major source rock for oil fields in the North Sea hydrocarbon province. The slides are 30 microns thick and measure 46 x 27 mm in size and have a cover slip of the section along with a protective cardboard sleeve.

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Weight 80 g

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