Virtual Microscope for Earth Sciences

Simon Kelley, Andy Tindle, and Anand Mahesh, Open University

The Virtual Microscope was developed for undergraduate teaching of petrology and geoscience at the Open University in the United Kingdom, allowing students to explore rock hand specimens and thin sections in a browser window. Collections include petrographic images of terrestrial, extraterrestrial and rare rock collections.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Collections, Images/Illustrations, Pedagogic Resources:Collection
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Planetary Science, Sedimentary Geology, Petrology, MineralogyKeywords: photomicrographs, thin sections