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 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.