Come and discover our collections

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the world of mineralogy and geology.
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Our website, now in its 8th year, is in need of a bit of a spring clean!  First and foremost is an upgrade to the software that makes the website work, called ‘Droopy’ or something I believe, to ensure it doesn’t fall over for lack of support.  (That’s what it sounded like to me in developer’s meeting, anyway...

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.