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What's happening in
the world of mineralogy and geology.
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We are moving - , no, we are not going very far, we are moving just by one letter:

At the end of August, our site will be moving from http to https.

We will forward from the current address, but please remember to change your bookmarks from September.

Thank you,

The OU's VM team

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.