About Virtual Microscope

An overview, our backstory, the user guide and contacts

Contact us

We hope that teachers, students, enthusiasts and casual browsers will all use the Virtual Microscope system, either independently or as an adjunct to physical microscope systems.

We welcome enquiries, comments, suggestions and feedback on any aspect of the Virtual Microscope for Earth Sciences, so please email us at:


"May your petrological samples
be always fresh and free from alteration
(unless you are actually studying the alteration...)
and your light source everlasting"

Ancient1 petrographer's proverb

1 (OK, maybe not that ancient)