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The Earth lab gallery has a hands-on area where you can examine your own specimens and investigate properties of rocks, minerals and fossils.

Below are a series of activities that can be carried out independently...

Watch out for details of these activities, which will be published shortly...
  • compare a selection of fossils, minerals and rocks from different UK locations
  • find the most common fossils from different geological periods
  • search by geographical area to discover relationships between area and fossil types, for example, marine or terrestrial
  • build your own map of UK fossils, minerals and rocks

The following physical mineralogical tests can be used to help you identify your own mineral specimens using our database...