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Map of the St Austell Granite

Dr Andy Tindle has created a new collection of 30 rocks and thin sections from the St Austell Granite in SW England. We’re planning to develop a more structured pathway through this collection, give us a few weeks and we’ll post a walk through.

The St Austell granite is famous for it's mines and china clay pits - zones where the hydrothermal activity associated with...

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.