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Specimens of red soapstone from the Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK. Supplied in a white card tray with an information label, these peculiar samples are ideal for any collector of British material.
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Specimens of red soapstone from the Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK. Soapstone, sometimes called soap rock or by its actual name of steatite is actually a metamorphic rock composed of the minerals talc and schist. It forms in tectonic zones where plates are subducted, the heat and pressure along with fluids alters the rock but does not melt it, resulting in soapstone, this metamorphic process is known as dynamothermal metamorphism. These particular specimens of soapstone are from an old collection and display an unusual brown/red colouration, likely due to iron staining. Supplied in a white card tray with an information label, these peculiar samples are ideal for any collector of British material.
1.5" x 1.5", 2" x 2", 3" x 2", 4" x 3", 5" x 3.5"
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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A ten specimen metamorphic rock set produced by our selves at our warehouse in the UK, the set comprises of ten samples picked out to details textures and features such as foliation, banding, high temperature or pressure minerals and more pertaining to the various grades of metamorphism. The samples sit within a plastic cell inset which its self is housed within a blue sturdy card box with a lid. The inside of the lid also has a colour photo key chart which exhibits pictures of the specimens as well as names and locations they are from. An excellent basic set for educational use or as a gift.
Augite granophyre igneous rock specimens from Carrockfell, Keswick in Cumbria, UK. Excellent pieces exhibiting a medium grain size of crystals which constitute this rock including, augite, quartz and feldspars and shows a granophyric texture. Suitable for avid collectors and higher educational use, the samples come supplied in a sized card tray with an information label.
89 in stock
Specimens of agate within basalt from Barras, Kincardineshire, Scotland. These samples of agate have a red to white colouration and have filled the cavities of basalt. Specimens are supplied in a white card tray with an information label.
2 in stock
Lewisian gneiss metamorphic rock samples exhibiting asymmetrical plunging folds, ideal for educational use, the specimens come from Scotland, UK and are, some 3.0–1.7 billion years old, dating back to the Precambrian period. The rock is made of feldspar, quartz and biotite mica minerals which show banding and have folded in an asymmetrical fashion and plunged. Limited quantity available.
2 in stock
The sedimentary rock texture card is made for earth science students, it displays numerous bites of information on how to determine an sedimentary rock specimen found in the field such as grain size, texture and an indication to the energy required to form the rock. The cards have been laminated, making them waterproof, small, the size of a bank card and an excellent to hand guide for students, amateurs and professionals.
Ignimbirte welded tuff is a pyroclastic rock of any origin formed through volcanic processes, the rock appears to show streaks of welded material on some surfaces and appears to be rhyolitic on the inside. Specimens come from Cumbria and are available in various sizes.
80 in stock
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.
73 in stock
Rock specimen sample cards, these cards are blank having spaces for you to write the ‘name’, ‘age/horizon’ and ‘locality’ of a rock specimen or specimens collected. Ideal for conducting field work or cataloging your collection. 73mm x 46mm.
1948 in stock
The metamorphic rock texture card is made for earth science students, it displays numerous bites of information on how to determine an metamorphic rock specimen found in the field via their observable features. The cards have been laminated, making them waterproof, small, the size of a bank card and an excellent to hand guide for students, amateurs and professionals.
Agglomerate igneous rock specimens from Scotland, UK. A coarse grained, hard blocky rock exhibiting a conglomeration of various minerals and igneous material of volcanic origin. These samples formed part of the Glen Coe caldera and are apart of the upper streaky andesite unit, the exhibit poor sorting and orientation of material which indicates a somewhat violent origin but this can vary from agglomerates by location and is mainly down to the chemistry of the igneous material. The samples are available in 3 sizes and come supplied in a card tray with a label, they are suitable for educational use to show the different types of volcanic rocks produced as well as those interested in collecting rock samples.
84 in stock
Augite andesite igneous rock specimens from Thirlmere, Cumbria, UK which are of late Ordovician age which form part of the Barrowdale volcanic group. The samples are of intermediate composition and contain phenocrysts of the pyroxene mineral, augite, giving the normally dark blue rock a black speckled appearance. The samples are available in 3 sizes and come supplied in a card tray with a label.
100 in stock