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We regularly get requests to use images from the VMfES website thin section collections but we wanted to highlight this new book by Ian Sanders from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. The book, called ‘Introducing Metamorphism’, makes full use of the VMfES resources as images which means it could be used alongside the website as an introductory teaching text for Geology. We...

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.