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The interactive location map allows you to view the distribution of many of our rock samples on a map of the Earth. Individual samples appear as a red 'location pin', but where pins are too close to show separately, a numbered circle indicates multiple pins. To view individual pins, simply zoom into the area of interest and click a pin to display the popup with the sample name and a small image of the rock. For more information on the sample, clicking the sample name opens the individual sample fact sheet with all the associated information.

CORN011B

50.525096789988, -4.4581814010498

CORN009

50.322207074805, -5.2010611772461

CORN008

50.402007699342, -4.8281908035278

CORN002

50.714789531331, -4.0299868583679

21627 15611/3

50.153532946422, -5.6793057347843

21621 1560/7

50.153114613761, -5.6791619010803

21600 SL1562

50.153969606487, -5.6794562930944

Etna 1911

37.75100502594, 14.9934349

Etna 2002 SAP

37.75100502594, 14.9934349

Etna 2002 PP

37.75100502594, 14.9934349

Etna 2001i

37.75100502594, 14.9934349

Etna 1983

37.75100502594, 14.9934349

Etna 1923

37.75100502594, 14.9934349

Rowton

52.771461, -2.544794

S06. Sandstone - subarkose

53.382509, -3.179169

SVG 28

13.334193, -61.183344

Epigranite - Isle of Skye

57.277403, -6.080763

Tung1250

-1.452346, -78.445704

Stoke Hall

53.288926, -1.646121

P1 Andesite

16.710356, -62.177296

MP10 Pumice

16.710274, -62.177382

MontE1a Andesite and enclave

16.710356, -62.177296

KL159 Welded ignimbrite

-0.913604, 36.456073

JM14a Welded ignimbrite

32.88201, 131.099844

Fletcher Bank

53.650655, -2.29955

Dobbs Linn

55.4297, -3.2697

CS8-6

57.093758, -3.166622

CS8-5

57.094499, -3.1659

CS8-2

57.094811, -3.163816

CS7-3 Rum Layered Intrusion

57.00445, -6.318431

CS7-1 Rum Layered Intrusion

57.001411, -6.340719

BalMay14 Andesite

19.512718, -103.61642

AR93 Basaltic andesite

10.462661, -84.703217

IGN 1-6

17.331334984232, -62.762757917314

IGN 1-5

57.197364524281, -6.1535295933014

IGN 1-4

56.71937050639, -6.155430287305

IGN 1-13

57.183764254952, -2.1586717449477

IGN 1-12

54.468902857354, -2.6857495307922

IGN 1-11

50.568712058991, -3.9439192380108

Oued Awlitis 001 - anorthosite

Norway: Diaspore-Natrolite Pegmatite

UK: Nepheline Syenite

55.752668, -6.089344

UK: Syenite

58.375909, -4.37994

UK: Assyntite

58.07574, -4.961872

UK: Borralanite

58.077556, -4.955349

Canada: Phoscorite (14508)

48.402711, -81.5625

Greenland: Naujaite

60.940398, -45.909119

Greenland: Arfvedsonite Kakortokite

Canada: Phosphatic Syenite (19152)

Russia: Cancrinite Pegmatite

68.10751, 35.013428

Canada: Syenite (26362)

48.463247, -81.540527

Canada: Syenite (26374)

48.426808, -81.5625

M11. Mica Schist - Isle of Mull

56.315425, -6.236491

S02. Sandstone - Turbidite

54.706558, -2.736605

M17. Pelite - Broadstrand, Cork

51.61383, -8.687378

M12. Glaucophane Schist - Ile de Groix

Russia: Astrophyllite Syenite

67.636023, 33.879089

Magnetite skarn - Haytor

50.586971, -3.736553

Granite - Lundy

51.169155, -4.673309

M23. Garnet clinopyroxene plagioclase granulite

M24. Two Pyroxene Granulite - Lewisian Comple, Scotland

M15. Greenschist - Horn Head, Donegal

M01. Amphibolite - Lough Nagilly, Donegal

M10. Garnet-Mica Schist - Galway

53.561008, -10.124577

M07. Garnet-Kyanite Gneiss - Slishwood

M22. Pelitic Gneiss - Slishwood

54.219122, -8.383279

I11. Andesite

48.10996, 19.814673

O3. Magnetite Gabbro

-24.3, 29.866667

I06. Granophyre - Mourne mountains

I03. Granite - Leinster granite - Ireland

NWA 7034 (Black Beauty)

32.630701, -5.888672

28B Garnet-Sillimanite Gneiss

57.057636, -2.49321

Greenland: Naujakasite Lujavrite

61.251527, -48.061066

Greenland: Tugtupite Syenite 2

60.937948, -45.904999

Greenland: Sorensenite Syenite

60.936614, -45.904999

29C Amphibolite

43.273737, -72.592163

Greenland: Tugtupite Syenite 1

60.936614, -45.902252

Greenland: Aegirine Lujavrite

60.938816, -45.903969

Kaolinised Tourmaline Granite - Littlejohns (#16)

Tenerife Basalt

28.246479, -16.630554

Greenland: Eudialyte Kakortokite

60.93528, -45.903625

Greenland: Arfvedsonite Lujavrite

60.93677, -45.903625

Fluorite Granite - Rostowrack (#42)

Quartz-Tourmaline Vein - Treviscoe (#36)

Tourmaline Aplite - Rostowrack (#40)

Manganese Ore - Restormel (#1215)

50.418282, -4.674339

Siderophyllite Granite - Colcerrow (#33)

Cassiterite-Tourmaline Vein - Restowrack (#44)

Siderophyllite Granite - Pelyn (#32)

Li-mica Tourmaline Granite - Gunheath (#21)

Cassiterite-Tourmaline Vein - Goonbarrow (#23)

Copper-rich Greisen - Gunheath (#22)

Explosion Breccia - Wheal Remfry (#01)

Tourmaline Aplite (#501)

50.364313, -4.819736

Tourmaline Aplite - Melbur (#24)

Li-mica Topaz Granite - Trethosa (#14)

Li-mica Topaz Granite - Gunheath (#20)

Tourmaline Granite - Melbur (#11)

50.359728, -4.919128

Tourmaline Greisen - Goonbarrow (#207)

Topazfels in hornfels - Castle-in-Dinas (#212)

Topaz Greisen - St Mewan Beacon (#200)

Quartz-Tourmaline Rock - Roche (#209)

Luxullianite - Luxulyan (Tregarden) quarry (#02)

Luxullianite - Shabby Rocks Field (#03)

Luxullianite - Conce Moor (#202)

50.425065, -4.764955

Explosion Breccia - Wheal Remfry (#12)

Explosion Breccia - Trelavour Downs (#213)

Granite Porphyry (Elvan) - Littlejohn's (#17)

Siderophyllite Granite - Luxulyan 2 (#201)

Siderophyllite Granite - Luxulyan 1 (#10)

Li-mica Tourmaline Granite - Littlejohns (#15)

Tourmaline Vein in Granite - Trethurgy (#25)

NWA 6963 - Basaltic Shergottite

28.002467, 11.131583

S309 M 12

52.025298, -0.70879

S339 107 unknown

52.025298, -0.70879

S339 106 unknown

52.025298, -0.70879

S339 103 unknown

52.025298, -0.70879

S339 102 unknown

52.025298, -0.70879

S309 U 01

52.025298, -0.70879

S309 S 27

52.025298, -0.70879

S309 U 02

52.025298, -0.70879

S309 U 08

52.025298, -0.70879

S309 M 11

52.025298, -0.70879

S309 M 10

52.025298, -0.70879

S309 U 04

52.025298, -0.70879

S309 U 03

52.025298, -0.70879

S309 M 06

52.025298, -0.70879

S309 M 05

52.025298, -0.70879

S309 M 04

52.025298, -0.70879

S309 M 03

52.025298, -0.70879

S309 M 02

52.025298, -0.70879

S309 M 01

52.025298, -0.70879

S309 U 07

52.025298, -0.70879

S309 U 06

52.025298, -0.70879

S309 U 05

52.025298, -0.70879

Danebury

51.137867, -1.537185

English Meteorite Impact Deposit

51.484804, -2.537842

ALHA77005 - Lherzolitic Shergottite

S16. Limestone - Ooidal grainstone

S10. Sandstone - Lithic greywacke

53.363665, -9.228516

M04. Chloritoid-Garnet-Staurolite Schist

M21. Glaucophane-Phengite-Garnet-Clinozoisite Gneiss

I12. Nepheline Syenite - Malawi

-13.170088, 33.881836

I01. Granite - Alkali riebeckite granite - Nigeria

Carbis Bay Pebble

50.202565, -5.469818

Leighlinbridge

52.736915, -6.973228

Killeter

54.6667, -7.6667

Crumlin

54.620643, -6.230021

Bovedy

54.447985, -6.388378

Zagami - Basaltic Shergottite

11.733333, 7.08333

Yamato 000593 - Nakhlite

-71.416667, 35.583333

Shergotty

24.55, 84.83

RBT 04262 - Basaltic Shergottite

RBT 04261 - Basaltic Shergottite

NWA 6710 - Olivine Shergottite

NWA 2975 - Basaltic Shergottite

NWA 2737 - Chassignite

34.033333, -6.85

NWA 2737 b - Chassignite

34.033333, -6.85

Nakhla 2

31.15, 30.35

MIL 03346 - Clinopyroxenite Nakhlite

Los Angeles - Basaltic Shergottite

LEW 88516 - Lherzolitic Shergottite

-84.283333, 161.083333

LAR 06319 - Olivine Shergottite

-85.76666, 179.383333

Lafayette - Clinopyroxenite Nakhlite

EETA79001 b - Olivine Shergottite

-85.76666, 179.383333

EETA79001 a - Olivine Shergottite

-76.283333, 157.333333

Chassigny

47.7125, 5.3797

ALH84001 - Orthopyroxenite

-76.920278, 156.773611

Triassic Meteorite Impact Deposit

51.484804, -2.537842

Nakhla 1

31.15, 30.35

x S288 WG18_05_11_00

52.025298, -0.70879

x S288 WG18_05_11_15

52.025298, -0.70879

x S288 WG18_05_11_13

52.025298, -0.70879

x S288 WG18_05_11_05

52.025298, -0.70879

x S288 WG18_05_11_01

52.025298, -0.70879

Whin Sill 2

52.025298, -0.70879

Whin Sill 1

52.025298, -0.70879

Shap enclave 2

52.025298, -0.70879

Shap enclave 1

52.025298, -0.70879

xig S288 86_111

52.025298, -0.70879

xm S288 Tieschitz

49.603477, 17.113953

Glenrothes

56.241299, -3.161745

Perth

56.4, -3.433333

Scottish Meteorite Impact deposit

58.198624, -5.328712

Limerick

52.566667, -8.783333

Dundrum

52.561534, -8.043709

Limestone - Sussex Marble 2

51.070742, -0.373426

Limestone - Sussex Marble 1

51.072637, -0.068998

Limestone - Alwalton Marble

52.550337, -0.317927

Limestone - Cotham Marble

51.465678, -2.600959

Limestone - Purbeck Marble 2

Wollastonite skarn - Omey Island

Pontllyfni

53.046683, -4.338055

Launton

51.894186, -1.116185

Beddgelert

53.012511, -4.102364

Barwell

52.568734, -1.346169

Galena

50.315819, -5.10272

Goethite

50.40849, -4.684467

S339 23 - Granite

55.172496, -4.417534

S339 20 - Diorite

55.076647, -4.413414

S339 19 - Granodiorite

55.214776, -4.449978

S339 16 - Granite

-17.047594, -67.38121

S339 15 - Granodiorite

-16.870919, -67.480602

S339 14 - Glaucophane schist

37.598331, 25.144806

S339 13 - Eclogite

60.902694, 5.202639

S339 09 - Quartz mylonite

58.172785, -5.003242

S339 08 - Cataclasite

58.431066, -4.773259

S339 04 - Basalt

56.3, -3.7

Carbonated palagonite tuff

-42.676667, -73.993333

M05. Forsterite Marble

57.263889, -5.483333

Welded Tuff - Lima

-12.0433, -77.0283

Trachyte - Terceira

38.716667, -27.233333

Conglomeratic obsidian

-7.933333, -14.366667

Volcanic and calcareous sandstone

-15.946145, -5.649033

Trachyte - Saint Helena

-15.95, -5.716667

Altered granite in contact with schist

Porphyritic olivine basalt - Mauritius

Nepheline basanite with iddingsite

Hornblende porphyrite - Blue Mountains

Foraminifera limestone

-38.4, 175.716667

Essexitic olivine basalt

-17.666667, -149.416667

Trachyte - James Island

-0.2072, -90.7818

Hornblende porphyrite - Valparaiso

Arenite sandstone - Falkland Islands

-51.721667, -61.300278

Grossular-epidote-prehnite skarn

-55.762668, -67.368164

Grossular-prehnite skarn

-55.736389, -67.456055

Cordierite biotite slate hornfels - Wollaston Island

Furnace brick

50.347651, -4.702492

Rhyolitic welded tuff - Port Desire

Hornblende schist

-34.888333, -56.26

Garnet-biotite augen gneiss

-22.908333, -43.196389

Feldspathic sandstone

-17.41667, -38.55

Myrmekitic granulite/charnockite

-16.433333, -39.083333

Amygdaloidal monchiquite

-3.853808, -32.423786

Carbonate cemented dunite breccia

0.916944, -29.334444

Phonolite - Cape Verde Islands

14.916667, -23.516667

M19. Spinel Lherzolite - Spain

37.656356, -1.148919

Goethite

50.335299, -4.90428

M09. Garnet-Mica Schist - Inverness

M02. Epidote Amphibolite - Mayo

53.966667, -9.054167

I16. Tuff - Hornblende Dacite Tuff - Almeria, Spain

M26. Eclogite - Inverness-shire, Scotland

Cassiterite

4.505238, 101.282959

I15. Basalt - Olivine basalt - Mount Etna volcano

I17. Ignimbrite - Arico, Tenerife

I10. Andesite - Olivine Andesite - New Zealand

I04. Granite - Two Mica Granite - Walsh's Quarry, Dublin

Wold Cottage - Sedgwick Museum

54.136667, -0.413333

Wold Cottage - Natural History Museum

Strathmore

56.583314, -3.249893

Middlesborough

54.566688, -1.166611

High Possil

55.905971, -4.256773

Glatton

52.460193, -0.302124

Ashdon

52.054602, 0.313797

Appley Bridge

53.583946, -2.719116

Aldsworth

51.791205, -1.767426

Mooresfort

52.47107, -8.151855

Sillimanite gneiss - Isle of Harris

Contact metamorphosed sandstone

57.008188, -6.316689

Feldspathic Porphyritic felsite - Isle of Rum

Contact metamorphosed Limestone

56.966969, -6.267786

Pyroxene hornfels - Isle of Rum

56.960231, -6.332863

Granophyre - Isle of Rum

56.969493, -6.376755

Sandstone breccia - Isle of Rum

56.955091, -6.288976

Olivine Hawaiite - Isle of Rum

57.006882, -6.387746

Bournonite

50.412591, -4.517903

Cassiterite

50.216602, -5.33471

Chalcocite

50.152308, -5.676079

Fluorite and quartz

50.240984, -5.17089

Malachite

50.215627, -5.24211

Psilomelane

50.572016, -4.465665

Sphalerite

50.317214, -5.146459

Wolframite

50.227648, -5.262559

Uraninite

50.334888, -4.904666

Stibnite

50.585144, -4.819264

Liroconite

50.240601, -5.184892

Gold

50.223049, -5.084267

Chalcopyrite

50.218196, -5.278738

Cassiterite and topaz

50.312599, -5.216396

Bassetite

50.212035, -5.241866

Azurite

50.240601, -5.184892

Arsenopyrite

50.312996, -5.203099

Phyllite - Kilmacrenan

55.023333, -7.821111

Staurolite kyanite schist - Creeslough

Piemontite metaquartzite

58.430482, -4.617004

Jimthompsonite amphibolite

58.16169, -5.31634

Hajmah

19.917, 56.25

Dar al Gani 847

27.065, 16.0799

Dar al Gani 164

27.0505, 16.405

Akbarpur

29.716, 77.95

RBT04262

-85.533, -177.083

ALH77005

-76.716, 159.666

Lancé

47.7, 1.066

Adrar

27.133, 0.2

Bustee

26.783, 82.833

Acapulco

16.8833, -99.9

D'Orbigny

-37.666, -61.65

Dar al Gani 225

27.3695, 16.1988

Ethiudna

-32.033, 139.783

Indarch

39.75, 46.666

Stannern

49.283, 15.566

Allende

26.966, -105.316

Dar Al Gani 400

27.3695, 16.1988

Chandakapur

20.266, 76.017

Zinnwaldite rich greisen

57.092763, -3.165061

Sapphire-bearing weathered basalt

Phonolite - Wolf Rock

49.9453, -5.8083

Marble skarn - Antrim

54.908, -5.915

Kaersutite theralite - Lugar sill

Chloritoid Schist - Arran

55.6819, -5.3347

Brucite Marble

57.20668, -5.9507

Vesicular basalt - Isle of Mull

56.496049, -6.025314

Fluxion Gabbro - Ardnamurchan

Dunite Peridotite – Isle of Skye

Olivine Basalt – Clyde plateau lavas

Quartz monzonite – Jersey

49.2587, -2.1531

Syenite – Borralan

58.0586, -4.9388

Sodalite syenite - Borralan

58.0759, -4.9691

Nepheline Syenite - Borralan

Granite – Loch Doon

55.1818, -4.4311

Diorite – Loch Doon

55.073748, -4.401913

Granodiorite – Loch Doon

55.073748, -4.401913

Oolitic Ironstone – Stanion Lane Railway

Portland Stone - Inmosthay Quarry

Carboniferous limestone with corals

Carboniferous limestone with crinoids

Red Tuff with reduction spots

Basalt with xenolith – North Berwick

Porphyritic basalt - Dunbar

56.0056, -2.5115

Carbonate cemented conglomerate

Mugearite

55.6477, -2.5736

Leeds 20 - Deformed slate

53.807673, -1.556754

Leeds 19 - Sandstone with coarse volcanic clasts

Leeds 18 - Garnet mica schist

53.807673, -1.556582

Leeds 15 - Impure marble

53.807647, -1.556883

Leeds 14 - Slate

53.807698, -1.556926

Leeds 13 - Eclogite

53.807495, -1.556711

Leeds 12 - Garnet Amphibolite

53.807597, -1.557097

Leeds 11 - Fossiliferous Limestone

Leeds 10 - Aeolianite

53.807598, -1.556625

Leeds 09 - Aeolianite sandstone

53.807597, -1.556926

Leeds 08 - Penrith Sandstone

53.807597, -1.556754

Leeds 07 - Arkose

53.807495, -1.557055

Leeds 06 - Kentallenite

53.807396, -1.556883

Leeds 05 - Calcareous sandstone

53.807495, -1.556883

Leeds 04 - Glomerocrystic basalt

37.754031, 14.996338

Leeds 03 - Two mica granite

53.80747, -1.55654

Leeds 02 - Garnet-kyanite schist

53.807445, -1.556411

Leeds 01 - Lamprophyre

53.807521, -1.556411

Leeds 17 - Deformed slate

53.805872, -1.544266

Cephalopod Bed, Oolitic Limestone

51.646501, -2.357653

Kaolinised granite - St Austell

50.382199, -4.80669

Hydrothermal breccia - Trelavour Downs

Tourmaline greisen - St Austell

Luxullianite - Conce Moor

Granite porphyry (Elvan) - St Austell

Altered tourmaline granite - St Austell

Hydrothermal breccia - Wheal Remfry

Biotite granite - Luxulyan

50.3986, -4.7409

Two mica granite - Rosemanowes

Tourmaline aplite - Priest's Cove

50.125507, -5.705724

Portland Stone

50.5348, -2.4374

Basaltic andesite with cordierite nodule

Clinozoisite skarn - Banchory

Staurolite schist - Glen Clova

Sillimanite kyanite schist - Glen Doll

Topaz greisen - St Mewan Beacon

Troctolite with chromite layer

Layered gabbro - Rum

56.3537, -5.8539

Pitchstone

55.494, -5.3006

Basalt with spinel lherzolite xenolith

Cordierite/mullite nodule in basalt

Staurolite schist - Connemara

Marble - Donegal

54.5014, -8.0536

Topazfels in hornfels

50.4279, -4.8926

Biotite granite - St Austell

Obsidian - Sandy Braes

57.448484, -6.589739

Nepheline analcime syenite

55.7526, -6.0893

Riebeckite microgranite

55.2539, -5.1161

Basalt - Giant's Causeway

55.233313, -6.5162

Bytownite gabbro

57.823275, -8.6198

Leeds 16 - Oolitic limestone

53.807519, -1.556969

Oolitic limestone - Weldon

52.4866, -0.6422

Amygdaloidal basalt - Rum

56.99888, -6.3425

Amygdaloidal basalt - Papa Stour

60.326375, -1.688805

Spotted dolerite - Preseli Hills

Ignimbrite - Betws-y-Coed

53.098, -3.8123

Serpentinised peridotite - Lizard

Rhynie chert

57.3388, -2.8456

Limestone - Purbeck Marble

Calc silicate skarn

56.9989, -6.3425

Gabbro with chromite band

56.9819, -6.28333

Aegirine granite - Rockall

57.5967, -13.0553

Sillimanite biotite hornfels

Garnet Pyroxene Gneiss

57.7591, -6.9812

Garnet sillimanite gneiss - Isle of Harris

Garnet gneiss - Roneval

57.7607, -6.9771

Calc silicate gneiss - Harris

57.834572, -7.024224

Garnet anorthosite - Lingerabay

Basalt - Staffa

56.4352, -6.3419

Explosion breccia - Wheal Remfry

Olivine pyroxene amphibolite

Crinoidal limestone - Derbyshire

53.208837, -1.766385

Banded manganese ore

52.891153, -3.996173

Garnet epidote skarn

54.4888, -2.67455

Silicate-rich marble

56.523549, -6.855656

Luxullianite - Shabby Rocks Field

50.378591, -4.748199

Luxullianite - Tregarden

50.398552, -4.740911

Granite - Shap

54.469032, -2.683483

Syenite - Ben Loyal

58.375775, -4.380176

Two mica granite - Aberdeen

57.139413, -2.148688

Olivine gabbro - Huntly

57.475362, -2.838708