Browse Collections (34 total)

(NAO) Ophiolite Suite -- Northern Apennines, Italy

The suite consists of samples from an ophiolite suite that outcrops in 3 locations in the Apennine mountain range in northern Italy.  The units are…

Contributors: Western Minerals, Inc.

(KBR) Karroo Igneous Complex -- Birds River, South Africa


The Birds River Complex is a "Bell-Jar" intrusion first described by du Toit in 1905 and then by Ealey and Robey in 1976. One of the best exposed…

Contributors: Dr. Brian Lock, Rhodes University, Western Minerals, Inc.

(HA) Volcanic Phenomena Suite -- The Hawaiian Islands of Hawaii and Oahu

Hand Sample

These 31 samples comprise a collection of volcanic rocks associated with the hot-spot volcanism of the Hawaiian Islands. Samples were collected from…

Contributors: Western Minerals, Inc.

(GC) Grand Canyon Stratigraphic Suite -- Grand Canyon, Arizona

This collection contains 21 samples. They are a representation of samples of lithology from the early precambrian to the late permian. The…

Contributors: Western Minerals Inc.

(FR) Sedimentary and Igneous Franciscan Assemblage Suite -- California


This 14 sample collection primarily consists of clastic sedimentary rocks with metamorphic and igneous components, representing a Franciscan…

Contributors: Western Minerals, Inc. - Collection was supervised by Dr. Frederick C. Marshall, Assistant Professor of Geology at Principia College.

(FM) Flysch Stratigraphic Suite -- Molasse Basin, Switzerland


Flysch is dominantly a turbidite succession, alternating sandstone and shale 100mm to rarely 100m in syntectonic accumulations. With a rising landmass…

Contributors: Western Minerals, inc.

(DUCO) Barrovian Metamorphic Sequence -- Dutchess County, New York


A classic example of Barrovian-type metamorphism in Dutchess County, NY associated with the Taconic orogeny. A Barrovian metamorphic sequence displays…

Contributors: Western Minerals, Inc.

(ADK) Anorthosite-Charnockite and Metamorphic Suite --
Adirondack Mountains, New York


The Adirondack Mountains of northern New York State are underlain by approximately 20,000 square miles of complexly deformed, high grade metamorphic…

Contributors: Western Minerals Inc.