Earth Collections: accession series database

This collection comprises over 20,000 rock specimens collected and catalogued by the Department of Earth Sciences of Oxford University. The series was started by Dr J. V. Harrison in 1938 from his own collections and added to through the years by staff, students and visitors.

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Specimen number

MUG number

Rock type





It is also possible to browse the groups of rocks in the accession series.
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A description of the size and scope of the collection

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