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the world of mineralogy and geology.

Meteorites are amazing objects, some are primitive rocks with features that formed in the early solar system, some are almost entirely metal. Meteorites are generally only found in museums or private collections but we've worked with the Natural History museum to digitise their collection of stones and thin sections that have fallen in the UK and Ireland and have added to...

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.