The Image Store is a collection of digitized photographs of rocks and geological features for use in teaching. At present we have the following collections appropriate for use by schools:

  • Rocks of NW Scotland
    Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks from an area of classic geology, seen in panoramic view, outcrop, hand specimen and under the microscope
  • Rocks in hand specimen
    A representative set of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks from Oxford's teaching collections
  • Rocks in the Field
    A set of photographs of common rock types and geological features as you would see them in the landscape or in outcrop
  • Rocks under the Microscope
    A variety of rocks photographed in thin section - very thin slices at high magnification

This site also holds image sets suitable for university undergraduate use: go to the Teaching page to see what's publicly accessible.
Many of these are searchable slide shows (using jAlbum web photo gallery software). See the following for useful examples: