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We've been tweeting Virtual Microscope images on Thursdays for a while now with the hashtag #ThinSectionThursday, and linking to the locations within individual thin sections using the share function in the VMfES. We never set up a twitter address so its from @SimonPKelley. There's a bit of a basalt theme to recent tweets and this Thursday is no exception except that its an...

Specially created and other learning materials to accompany the virtual microscope.

Explore Tools for online teaching

Learn about minerals and rocks under the microscope on the Open Educational Resources site OpenLearn, or download our ibook from Apple's itunes store.

The virtual microscope user guide is here.

The latest addition to our collection of geological specimens.