S339 25 - Andalusite staurolite schist
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S339 25 - Andalusite staurolite schist

Banff coast, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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About this collection

This collection consists of the rocks and thin sections used in the Open University modules.

The first set of samples are from the level 3 module Understanding the Continents. The theme of the module is crustal evolution in contrasting environments. It covers plate-tectonic processes including extensional regimes, subduction zone processes, and collisional processes such as the formation of the Himalaya. The module is intended for those with an understanding of the essentials of igneous and metamorphic rock-formation processes, plate-tectonic theory and structural processes.

Sample details

Collection: OU module rocks
Type
metamorphic
Category
schist
Rock-forming mineral
quartz
feldspar
andalusite
staurolite
biotite
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Accessory minerals
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Rock-forming minerals
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Owner
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