This slide exhibits diverse fauna and abundant ooids – most componensts have a concentric micrite coatings. It is a useful slide for basic Folk-Dunham classification exercises. Ooid (showing concentric rings) and assorted shell fragments in sparry matrix (PPL/XPL). Coralline red algae (centre) and partially silicified ooid (PPL/XPL)
A group of iCRAG members (UCC, TCD, NUIG and UCD) in partnership with The Open University have created a new collection of Irish rocks and associated learning materials for the Virtual Microscope of Earth Sciences.
The project which is entitled 'The Geoscience e-Laboratory (Geo-LAB): Developing Digital Teaching and Learning Resources for the Virtual Microscope' seeks to develop open access teaching resources in the form of interactive exercises and assessment rubrics for the Virtual Microscope.