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Rhodolite garnets in quartz and mica schist matrix from Southern Norway exhibiting bright vibrant pink coloured garnets in a white quartz and metallic grey mica schist with a start contrast of colours, these minerals specimens are available in 3 sizes and come supplied in a card tray with a label.
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Rhodolite is the name given to a rose pink pyrope which belongs to the garnet family, these mineral specimens were collected from Southern Norway and exhibit numerous pink garnets within a quartz and mica schist matrix offering an excellent contract and dark and vibrant colours from the dull, metallic mica and plain white quartz to the rich pink garnets. The samples are available in 3 sizes and come supplied in a card tray with an information label.
2" x 2", 3" x 2", 4" x 3"
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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
Andradite garnet crystals with nepheline mineral specimens, collected from Khenifra Province,Tafilalet, Morocco. This rare species of garnet, which is melanite, belongs to the schorlomite group, the contrast between the two black and white minerals makes for an interesing piece to observe. This variant of garnet is rare, and has become a popular gemstone lately, they are jet black with a vitreous lustre and easily identifiable crystal form. Available in a variety of sizes, samples will come supplied in a card tray with a data label.
70 in stock
Almandine garnet crystals, from China, popular gemstones varying in size between 0.5 -1.0cm with a good crystal habit, a deep red colour and vitreous lustre, these garnet crystals are ideal for collectors and for educational use, supplied in a polythene bag with a data label.
215 in stock
Specimens of small almandine garnets found in India. These specimens are supplied in a small white card tray with an information label. The specimens are approximately 1″ – 1.5″ cm in diameter though this will vary slightly.
6 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
Chistolite slate is a variation of slate which also contains chiastolite crystals within it,the slate its self is either a brick red or plum colour with the chiastolite crystals appearing as white lines and randomly orientated within the rock matrix. rock specimens are available in various sizes and will be supplied in a labelled card tray.
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
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
Greenschist metamorphic rock specimens from Scotland, exhibiting excellent schistose texture and folliation and a deep green colouration due to the presence of chlorite and serpentine. Specimens are available in various sizes and supplied in a card tray with a data label.
76 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
Metagabbro specimens from Lom, Central Norway. Also known as scapolite-hornblende due to the absence of feldspar in the rock are available in 3 optional sizes and come supplied in a card tray with a data label.
44 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.
Fuchsite mineral specimens displaying a rich green colour due to the presence of chromium. These mineral samples come from Brazil and are supplied in a white card tray with an information label.
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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).
23 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
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
Specimens of serpentine found in Modum, Southern Norway. Specimens are supplied in a card tray with a information label.