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10
Dec

Geology Visit to the Natural History Museum

The Sixth Form Geology students enjoyed a fabulous day at the Natural History Museum in London.Dinosaurs were as popular as ever and students enjoyed the earthquake simulation experience.

Linked to our recent studies of igneous processes and mineralogy, students got the opportunity to see some amazing specimens. Particularly impressive cubes of pyrite were a popular exhibit as were a selection of huge quartz prisms. Having just had a lesson on igneous intrusions, it was great to see examples of xenolith inclusions in granite and basaltic columnar jointing.