­­­Below are photographs of thin sections of rocks from northeast England and further afield.
Those suffixed wi­­th someone's name are sections made from their rock/mineral collection.

Click on one of the thumbnails. This will open a page showing at least two photo's of the thin section; in plane
polarised light (PPL) and cross polarised light (XPL) as well as locality and explanation.

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Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\idocrase-xpl.jpg
vesuvianite-rich
altered limestone
B. Young

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\glen lethnot\ppl.jpg
staurolite garnet muscovite schist 
B. Young

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\glaucophane-ppl.jpg
glaucophane schist
B. Young

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\kyanite gneiss-xpl.jpg
kyanite gneiss
B. Young

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\young-thin sections\411\411-scanned-ppl.jpg
Eulysite
B. Young

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\young-thin sections\407\407-xpl.jpg
Xenolith containing 
sapphires
 B. Young

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\young-thin sections\406\thin sections\406-xpl.jpg
Skarn containing harkerite
B. Young

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\young-thin sections\376-carbonatite\carbonatite-xpl-scanned.jpg
Carbonatite
B.Young

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\young-thin sections\399\399-ppl-scanned.jpg
Pyroxenite
B.Young

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\young-thin sections\395-syenite pegmatite with vishnevite\395-xpl-scanned.jpg
Syenite pegmatite
B.Young

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\young-thin sections\378-corrie-kander\378-corrie-kander-xpl.jpg
Quartz-pyrite-
pyroxene-actinolie rock
B.Young

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\fuchsite-xpl.jpg
fuchsite dolomite
B. Young

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\pages\410-ppl.jpg
Ludwigite-fluoborite 
skarn with magnetite
B. Young

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\lowcalcgritredcliff.jpg
Calcareous Sandstone & sponge spicules

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\sphaerosiderite\sphaerosideritexpl.jpg
Sphaerosiderite

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\hebrides\roghadal\roghadal-xpl.jpg
Pelitic gneiss
M.Gill

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\hebrides\stocinis\stocinis-xpl.jpg
Amphibolite gneiss
M.Gill

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\granite-uist-nf-923812\p1010053.jpg
Granite

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\stauroliteschist\staurolite-schist-xpl.jpg
Staurolite Schist

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\essexite\5.jpg
Nepheline Gabbro Crawfordjohn Essexite

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\231-roche rock\xpl.jpg
Tourmaline-Quartz rock (Roche Rock)
R.Williams

 

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\clevedykethinsects\cleveland-dyke-xpl.jpg
Tertiary Cleveland Dyke

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\kiltonminexpl.jpg
Oolitic (ooidal) ironstone

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\milleporebed\mpb1.jpg
Bioclastic ooidal limestone

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\158a\p1011148.jpg
garnet mica schist

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\amphibolite\a.jpg
Garnet biotite amphibolite

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\greywacke\ppl.jpg
greywacke
graywacke

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\andalusite-sinengill\xpl.jpg
Andalusite-cordierite schist

 

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\tynedykexpl.jpg
Tynemouth Dyke

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\shapgranite.jpg
Shap Granite
(Adamellite)

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\dgr-lng-bght-whitby-xpl.jpg
Siderite sandstone
Dogger Fn. Whitby

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\thinsections\rosedmagn-ppl-hollins-farm.jpg
Rosedale Magnetite
(ironstone)

Description: Description: Description: C:\Users\John\Desktop\northern-england-geology\iceland-rock\iceland-basalt-xpl.jpg
Reynishverfi on coast near Vik, Iceland
(J. Harrison)


Volcanic breccia, Warren Hills, Charnwood


Cheviot “pitchstone”, “glassy”                        Andesite


Bradgate Park Diorite,
Charnwood


Leucite-Tephrite, Vesuvius, Italy


Gabbro Norite from South Africa


Threlkeld Microgranite


Larvikite


Troctolite from Rum (Rhum)

 

 

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