Quartz breccia
Lewisian Gneiss
Chouet 'Granite' (hornblende diorite)
Granite' (diorite)
Hornblende schist
Serpentinite
Ben Nevis Limestone
Schistose grit
Mica schist
Mica schist
Greywacke
Ingleton 'granite' (greywacke)
Torridonian Sandstone
Breccia (porphyrite)
Granite (porphyry)
Diorite (granophyre)

Slate

Tuff (andesitic)
Sandstone (purple)
Slate (Prescelly green)
Slate
Slate (Broughton Moor Green)
Syenite (blue)
Dolerite (Tonfanau granite)
Granite (micro - diabase)
Andesite (Greenstone)
Granite (micro Threlkeld)
Dolerite (spotted)
Granite (Trevor)
Diorite (diabase)
Granite (micro - porphyry)

Dolerite (whinstone)
Granodiorite
Limestone (Maryfield)
Diorite
Diorite with vein
Granite (Corrennie)
Granite (Invergelder)
Granite (Rubislaw)
Granite (Kemnay)
Granite
Granite (Sclattie)

Granite (Peterhead)
Norite
Granite (Shap dark)
Granite (Shap light)
Granite (Creetown)
Granite
Metaquartzite
Rhyolite (felsite)
Dolerite (olivine rich whinstone)
Basalt (olivine rich whinstone)
Sandstone (calc grit)
Sandstone
Limestone (Black Rock)
Limestone (Ashburton Marble)
Limestone
Limestone
Sandstone
Slate
Limestone with bands of chert
Limestone
Limestone
Limestone
Limestone
Limestone
Dolerite (whinstone)
Limestone (dolomite - Magnesian)
Limestone (Mountain)
Limestone
Limestone (mountain)
Limestone (Mountain) (Millers Dale Rock)
Limestone (Mountain)
Limestone (dolomite)
Limestone (shaley)
Dolerite (olivine rich)(whinstone, Barton Rock)
Dolerite (Whinstone, teschenite)
Basalt (Whinstone, Walliwall Stone)
Sandstone Stoke or Darley Dale Stone)
Sandstone
Sandstone (Bramley Fall Stone)
Sandstone (Haworth Freestone)
Sandstone (Crosland Hill Stone)
Sandstone (Dunn House Stone)
Sandstone
Sandstone (Yorkshire Stone)
Sandstone
Sandstone (Park Spring White Freestone)
Sandstone (Woodkirk Brown Stone
Sandstone (ganister)
Sandstone (Hard York Stone)
Sandstone (Hard York Stone)
Sandstone Hipperholme Hard York Stone
Sandstone (Silex Hard York Stone)
Sandstone (Greenmoor Rock)
Sst (Greenmoor Rock or Shepley Blue Stone)
Sst (Greenmoor Rock, brown variety)
Sandstone (Blue Pennant Stone)
Sandstone (greywacke)
Coal (anthracite)
Sandstone (Bixhead Blue)
Sandstone (Barnhill Grey)
Dolerite (whinstone)
Dolerite (whinstone)
Dolerite (whinstone)
Dolerite (whinstone)
Dolerite (whinstone)
Dolerite (whinstone)
Dolerite (whinstone)
Dolerite (whinstone)
Dolerite (whinstone)
Granite
Hornfels  (altered dolerite)
Granite
Granite
Granite
Granite
Granite
Granite
Granite (Kit Hill)
Granite
Ore body with  galena
Fluorspar
Calc spar - similar to tufa?
Dolerite (diabase) (Trusham Stone)
Dolerite (whinstone)
Diabase
Basalt (Pocombe Stone)
Sandstone (dolomitic)(White Mansfield Stone)
Limestone (Magnesian)
Limestone (Magnesian)
Limestone (Magnesian)
Limestone (Magnesian)
Anhydrite
Sandstone (Woolton Stone)
Sandstone (St Bees Red)
Sandstone (Hollingston Stone) (White var.)
Sandstone (Hollingston Stone) (red var.)
Sandstone (Hollingston Stone) (mottled var.)
Rock Salt (halite)
Gypsum
Gypsum
Limestone (Aberthaw)
Limestone (Blue Lias)
Limestone (Blue Lias)
Limestone (Blue Lias)
Limestone (Limey iron ore)
Sandstone (Ham Hill)
Ironstone
Limestone (Northants Ironstone)
Limestone (Ketton Freestone)
Limestone (Doulting Stone)
Limestone Hartham Park Oolite)
Limestone (Clipsham Stone)
Limestone (St Aldhelm Box Ground)
Limestone
Limestone (argillaceous with band of chert)
Limestone ( Portland with shark's fin
Fossil wood
Limestone (Chilmark)
Limestone (Freestone)
Limestone (Roach)
Limestone (Roach)
Limestone (Spangle)
Fossil ammonite
Limestone (Thornback)
Gypsum
Limestone (Purbeck Marble)
Limestone (Bethersden Marble)
Limestone (Kentish Rag)
Sandstone (sandy limestone
Sandstone (Greensand concretion
Sandstone (Salcombe Stone)
Limestone (Chalk - Melbourne Rock)
Limestone (Chalk - )
Limestone (Chalk - )
Limestone (Beerstone)
Limestone (Chalk Rock)
Limestone (Chalk with flints)
Flint
Conglomerate (Puddingstone)
Conglomerate (Puddingstone)
Sandstone
Grit (agglestone)
Conglomerate (Sarsen Stone)
Basalt
Basalt (columnar)
Sandstone
Sandstone (shelly concretion
Limestone (Bembridge)
Tufa/travertine
Conglomerate (Burley Rock)
Amlwch,
Lewis, Outer Hebrides
Chouet, Guernsey
Les Vardes, St Sampson's, Guernsey
Maryfield, near Banchor,
Gwendreath, Kennack, Lizard
Dorney, Torlundy
Bonskeid, Killecrankie Pass
Clunie, Aberfeldy,
River Tummel, Pitlochry
Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury
Ingleton,
Torridon, Highland
Whitwick, Coalville
Shepshed,
Groby

Penrhyn

Treffgarne
Caerbwdy
Lower Torch
Ffestiniog
Coniston Old Man
Mancetter, Atherstone
Tonfanau, Towyn
Poortown, Peel
Penberry, St. David's
Threlkeld, Keswick
Carn Meini, Prescelly Range
Yr Eifl, Trevor, Pwllheli
Penmaenmawr
Cerrig-yr-wyn, Llangynog

Morrinton
Oatland Quarry, Douglas
Maryfield, Banchory, Kincardine
Inverawe, Loch Etive foot of Ben Cruachan
Inverawe, Loch Etive foot of Ben Cruachan
Corrennie, Aberdeen
Invergelder, Balmoral
Rubislaw, Aberdeen
Kemnay, Aberdeen
Perseley, Aberdeen
Sclattie, Aberdeen

Stirlinghill, Bodham, Peterhead
Balmedie
Wasdale
Wasdale
Fell Hill, Kirkcudbright
Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbright
Crossley Quarry, Maryculter, Kincardine
Cairngryffe, Pettinain, Lanark
Taylorspark Quarry, St Cyrus, Kincardine
Friarton Quarry, Perth
Craig-yneuadd, Heol Senn,
Cartland, Viaduct over Mousewater, Lanark
Bulley Cleaves (Black Rock) Buckfastleigh
Stalwell Bushes, Ashburton
Rydon Quarry, Kingsteingnton
Radford, Oreston, Plymouth
Mitcheldean
Delabole
Westleigh, Burlescombe, Tiverton
Fairy Cave, Oakhill
Kenfig Hill, South Cornelly
Whatley
Arnold, Chipping Sodbury
Penrith
Cawfields Quarry, Haltwhistle
Breedon and Cloud Hill
Hewton Mottage, Porthcawl
Cromhall, Charfield
Dove Holes
Mill Cliff, Buxton
Crich Cliffs, Matlock
Llynclys, Oswestry
Oxwellmains, Dunbar
Barnton, Queensferry
Spring Grove Quarry, Paisley
Walliwall, Kirkwall
Stoke, Grindleford
Darley Dale, Matlock
Woodside, Horsforth, Leeds
Bankfield and Dimples, Haworth
Crosland Hill, Huddersfield
Staindrop, W of Darlington
Bearle, Stocksfield on Tyne
Cullingworth
Hall Cown, Britannia, Whitworth
Bramley, Leeds
Woodkirk Quarry
Knitsley Fell, Wolsingham
Halifax
Halifax
Hipperholme, Halifax
Hipperholme, Halifax
Shepley
Shepley
Shepley
Craig-yr-Hesg, Pontypridd
Conygar, Clevedon
Carway Colliery, Llanelli
Coleford
Coleford.
Sreenfoot, Stanhope
Duntilland, Shotts
Inverkeithing
Springbank, Airdrie
Lennie, Turnhouse
Hillwood, Ratho
Norton, Ratho
Snipe, Forrestfield, Airdrie
Craigpark, Ratho
Letacq, Jersey
Penlee, Newlyn
Bearah Tor, North Hill
Bearah Tor, North Hill
Tregarden, Luxulian
Pelastine, Mabe Parish, Penryn
Penryn
De Lank, St. Breward, Bodmin
Kit Hill, Callington
Hingston Down, Gunnislake
Greenside Mine, Glenridding, Ullswater

Youlgrave
Trusham Station Teign
Hillhouse, Troon
White Cleaves, Buckfastleigh
Pocombe Bridge, Exeter
Mansfield
Armstrong Quarry, Worksop
Pleasley Junction, Mansfield Woodhouse
Whitburn and Marsden
Mansfield
Billingham, Stockton on Tees
Woolton, Liverpool
St Bees, Whitehaven
Hollington, Rocester
Beggars Well, Uttoxeter
Beggars Well, Uttoxeter
Meadow Bank, Winsford,
Hawton, Newark,
Birks Head, Long Marton, Appleby,
Aberthaw,
New Bilton, Rugby,
New Bilton, Rugby,
Lyme Regis,
Trent Re Mine, Scunthorpe,
Ham Hill, Montacute,
Corby,
Corby,
Ketton,
Doulting, Shepton Mallet,
Hartham Park, Doulting, Shepton Mallet,
Clipsham,
Box Hill,Box,
Hovingham, Helmsley,
Not recorded but sourced by W & P BC
Worth Matravers, Isle of Purbeck
Portland,
Chilmark
Portland
Portland
Portland
St Aldhelm's Head, Purbeck
St Aldhelm's Head, Purbeck
Fratton, Worth Matravers
Mountsfield, Robertsbridge
Kingston, Purbeck
Bethersden, Ashford, Kent
Borough Green
Postley, Maidstone
Swanage Bay, Swanage
Salcombe
Folkstone
Melton Ross
Hogtrough Hill
Beer
Hessle, Hull
Upper Beeding, Steyning
Caistor St Edmunds, Norwich
Not named
Portesham,
Bournemouth
Studland, Dorset
Bournemouth
Levallymore, Armargh
Craigahulliar, Antrim
Hengistbury Head
Southampton
Totland
Portland
Burley, New Forest
The Geological Terrace at Bournemouth University
Geological Terrace Database

updated: September 1, 2016
Dorset Geologists' Association Group

Identifying Rocks of the Geoterrace
Bournemouth University
The terrace is a collection of nearly 200 rock types from around the UK.  They were placed here in 2009 and originally gathered together in 1947.  They have, to a large extent, lost their original numbering system partly by having been moved several times.  The Dorset GA Group is attempting to complete the following list by obtaining samples from any available quarries or possibly close by similar faces.  Samples of 5-10 cms would probably be sufficient.  Postal charges would be refunded by the Dorset GA.  Further information can be obtained from here
Further information on the original sites can be obtained by looking up the book number (1st column) from the 1947 catalogue here
green rocks have been identified
orange rocks have been collected to aid identification
Some samples are missing either removed or lost or simply too fragile to have survived
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9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
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21
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23
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26
27
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29
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44
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48
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54
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63
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84
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86
87
88
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90
91
92
93
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95
96
97
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100
101
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103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
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118
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120
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
163
164
165
166
167
168
169
170
171
172
173
174
175
176
177
178
179
179a
180
181
182
183
184
185
186
187
188
189
190
191
192
193
194
195
196
197
198
199
200
201
202
69
93
138
56?
83
131

21


10
38



absent
117
absent
61
16
19
59


95

118

140

29
107
absent


9
123


104


77
108
absent
100?
81?
75
78
54?
71

162

135



63
27
80
70

144
82



34?/152?
11
21

66
46
1
73
52





44

126




142



134
133






85
absent










43
155
14
51
40
36
26
62?
97
98

absent
163
absent

154
120
143


92


absent
146
130
92a
absent






65?

118
145
28
72
68
88
79

147

165

151
103



87?/159?
absent

114
64
41

148

125






absent
110

156
7
164

122
57


136

Precambrian
Precambrian
Precambrian
Precambrian
Dalradian
Devonian?
Dalradian
Dalradian
Dalradian
Dalradian
Precambrian
Lower Palaeozoic
Precambrian
Precambrian
Precambrian
Precambrian

Cambrian

Ordovician
Ordovician
Ordovician
Ordovician
Ordovician
Ordovician
Ordovician
Ordovician
Ordovician
Ordovician
Ordovician
Ordovician
Ordovician
Ordovician

Silurian
Caledonian
Dalradian
Caledonian
Caledonian
Caledonian
Caledonian
Caledonian
Caledonian
Caledonian
Caledonian

Caledonian
Caledonian
Caledonian
Caledonian
Caledonian
Caledonian
Dalradian
Old Red Sst
Old Red Sst
Old Red Sst
Old Red Sst
Old Red Sst
Devonian
Devonian
Devonian
Devonian
Old Red Sst
Devonian
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous?
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous, Millstone Grit
Carboniferous, Millstone Grit
Carboniferous, Millstone Grit
Carboniferous, Millstone Grit
Carboniferous, Millstone Grit
Carboniferous, Millstone Grit
Carboniferous, Millstone Grit
Carboniferous, Millstone Grit
Carboniferous, Millstone Grit
Carboniferous, Millstone Grit
Carboniferous, Millstone Grit
Carboniferous, Coal Measures
Carboniferous, Coal Measures
Carboniferous, Coal Measures
Carboniferous  Coal Measures
Carboniferous, Coal Measures
Carboniferous, Coal Measures
Carboniferous, Coal Measures
Carboniferous, Coal Measures
Carboniferous, Coal Measures
Carboniferous, Pennant Grit
Carboniferous, Coal Measures
Carboniferous, Coal Measures
Carboniferous, Pennant Sst
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Carboniferous
Variscan
Variscan
Variscan
Variscan
Variscan
Variscan
Variscan
Variscan
Variscan
Variscan
Variscan
Variscan
Recent
Permian
Permian
Permian
Permian
Permian
Permian
Permian
Permian
Permian
Permian
Trias, Bunter
Trias, Bunter
Trias, Keuper
Trias, Keuper
Trias, Keuper
Trias, Keuper
Trias, Keuper
Trias, Keuper
Jurassic, Lower Lias
Jurassic, Lower Lias
Jurassic, Lower Lias
Jurassic, Lower Lias
Jurassic, Lower Lias
Jurassic, Upper Lias
Jurassic, Inferior Oolite
Jurassic, Inferior Oolite
Jurassic, Inferior Oolite
Jurassic, Inferior Oolite
Jurassic, Inferior Oolite
Jurassic, Great Oolite.
Jurassic, Great Oolite
Jurassic, Corallian
Jurassic, Corallian
Jurassic, Portland Beds
Cretaceous, Lower Purbeck
Jurassic, Portland Beds
Jurassic, Portland Beds
Jurassic, Portland Beds
Jurassic, Portland Beds
Jurassic, Portland Beds
Jurassic, Portland Beds
Cretaceous, Middle Purbeck
Cretaceous, Upper Purbeck
Cretaceous
Cretaceous
Cretaceous
Cretaceous, Hythe Beds
Cretaceous, Upper Greensand
Cretaceous, U.G.S.
Cretaceous, Chalk
Cretaceous, Middle Chalk
Cretaceous, Middle Chalk
Cretaceous, Middle Chalk
Cretaceous, Middle Chalk
Cretaceous, Upper Chalk
Cretaceous, Upper Chalk
Tertiary (Eocene)
Tertiary (Eocene, ?Reading Beds)
Tertiary (Eocene)
Tertiary (Eocene)
Tertiary (Eocene)
Tertiary (Eocene)
Tertiary (Eocene)
Tertiary, Bracklesham Beds
Tertiary, Bracklesham Beds
Tertiary, Oligocene
Unknown
Pleistocene
Anglesey
Highland
Channel Islands
Channel Islands
Aberdeenshire
Cornwall
Highland
Perth and Kinross
Perth and Kinross
Perth and Kinross
Shropshire
N Yorkshire
Highland
Leicestershire
Leicestershire
Leicestershire

Gwynedd

Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire
Merioneth
Cumbria
Warwickshire
Merioneth
Isle of Man
Pembrokeshire
Cumbria
Pembrokeshire
Gwynydd
Gwynydd
Carmarthen

Dumfries & Galloway
Isle of Man
Perth and Kinross
Highland
Highland
Aberdeenshire
Aberdeenshire
Aberdeenshire
Aberdeenshire
Aberdeenshire
Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire
Aberdeenshire
Cumbria
Cumbria
Dumfries & Galloway
Dumfries & Galloway
Aberdeenshire
Lanarkshire
Aberdeenshire
Perth & Kinross
Powys
Lanarkshire
Devon
Devon
Devon
Devon
Gloucestershire
Cornwall
Devon
Somerset
Glamorgan
Somerset
Gloucestershire
Cumbria
Northumbria
Leicestershire
Glamorgan
Gloucestershire
Derbyshire
Derbyshire
Derbyshire
Shropshire
E. Lothian
Edinburgh
Renfrewshire
Orkney
Derbyshire
Derbyshire
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Co. Durham
Northumbria
Yorkshire
Lancashire
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Co. Durham
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Glamorgan
Somerset
Carmarthenshire
Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire
Co. Durham
N. Lanarkshire
Fife
N. Lanarkshire
Midlothian
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
N. Lanarkshire
Edinburgh
Channel Islands
Cornwall
Cornwall
Cornwall
Cornwall
Cornwall
Cornwall
Cornwall
Cornwall
Cornwall
Cumbria
Derbyshire
Derbyshire
Devon
Ayrshire
Devon
Devon
Derbyshire
Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire
Co. Durham
Derbyshire
Co. Durham
Lancashire
Cumbria
Staffordshire
Staffordshire
Staffordshire
Cheshire
Nottinghamshire
Cumbria
Glamorgan
Warwickshire
Warwickshire
Dorset
Lincolnshire
Somerset
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
Rutland
Somerset
Somerset
Rutland
Wiltshire
Yorkshire
Dorset
Dorset
Dorset
Wiltshire
Dorset
Dorset
Dorset
Dorset
Dorset
Dorset
Sussex
Dorset
Kent
Kent
Kent
Dorset
Devon
Kent
Lincolnshire
Kent
Devon
Yorkshire
Suffolk
Norfolk

Dorset
Dorset
Dorset
Dorset
N.Ireland
N.Ireland
Dorset
Hampshire
Isle of Wight
Dorset
Hampshire

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