­­­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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vesuvianite-rich
altered limestone
B. Young


staurolite garnet muscovite schist 
B. Young


glaucophane schist
B. Young


kyanite gneiss
B. Young


Eulysite
B. Young


Xenolith containing 
sapphires
 B. Young


Skarn containing harkerite
B. Young


Carbonatite
B.Young


Pyroxenite
B.Young


Syenite pegmatite
B.Young


Quartz-pyrite-
pyroxene-actinolie rock
B.Young


fuchsite dolomite
B. Young


Ludwigite-fluoborite 
skarn with magnetite
B. Young


Calcareous Sandstone & sponge spicules


Sphaerosiderite


Pelitic gneiss
M.Gill


Amphibolite gneiss
M.Gill


Granite


Staurolite Schist


Nepheline Gabbro Crawfordjohn Essexite


Tourmaline-Quartz rock (Roche Rock)
R.Williams

 


Tertiary Cleveland Dyke


Oolitic (ooidal) ironstone


Bioclastic ooidal limestone


garnet mica schist


Garnet biotite amphibolite


greywacke
graywacke


Andalusite-cordierite schist

 


Tynemouth Dyke


Shap Granite
(Adamellite)


Siderite sandstone
Dogger Fn. Whitby


Rosedale Magnetite
(ironstone)


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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