British Geological Survey

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Reception area

Lewisian Gneiss Lewisian Gneiss Cumbrian Slate ('green') Cumbrian Slate ('green') Bardon Breccia Cumbrian Slate ('green') Cumbrian Slate ('green') Caithness Flagstone Caithness Flagstone Caithness Flagstone Caithness Flagstone Coedana Granite Bardon Breccia Welsh Slate ('heather') Charnian volcaniclastic sediment Charnian volcaniclastic sediment Chalk with flints Welsh Slate ('heather') Welsh Slate ('heather') Cumbrian Slate ('green') Chalk with flints Coedana Granite Welsh Slate ('heather') Cumbrian Slate ('green') Cumbrian Slate ('green') Cumbrian Slate ('green') Cumbrian Slate ('green') Cumbrian Slate ('green') Cumbrian Slate ('green') Cumbrian Slate ('green') Cumbrian Slate ('green')

Main concourse

James Hutton Building steps (Cornish granite) Lower Old Red Sandstone Pair of millstones (Millstone Grit) Carboniferous limestone Pair of millstones (Millstone Grit) Stone benches and kerbs (Delabole Slate) Ashburton Marble Ashburton Marble Lower Old Red Sandstone Stone benches and kerbs (Delabole Slate) Caithness Flagstone Caithness Flagstone Caithness Flagstone Reclaimed 'ironstone' setts Knapped flints Beach pebbles Pennant Sandstone (sawn) Pennant Sandstone (sawn) Baycliff Limestone Elland Flags (riven) Cumbrian Slate ('green') Spynie Sandstone Portland Limestone Fossiliferous sediment Caithness Flagstone Mourne Granite Sliced glacial boulders and cobbles Dalradian metasediment Augen granite Delabole Slate Caithness Flagstone Reclaimed Peterhead Granite setts Reclaimed Peterhead Granite setts Lewisian Gneiss (Monolith) - Meta-anorthosite Meta-anorthosite ('pink') Meta-anorthosite ('white') Torridonian sandstone Augen granite Torridonian sandstone Ledmore Marble Markfieldite Cambrian quartzite Torridonian sandstone Welsh Slate ('heather') Welsh Slate ('heather') Welsh Slate ('heather') Welsh Slate ('heather') Avochie Granite Cumbrian Slate ('green') Cumbrian Slate ('green') Welsh Slate (dark grey) Reclaimed Aberdeen Granite setts Avochie Granite Cumbrian Slate ('green') Cumbrian Slate (dark grey) Cumbrian Slate (dark grey) (Monolith) - Shap Granite Caithness Flagstone Pennant Sandstone (self-faced) Pennant Sandstone (riven) Pennant Sandstone (riven) Rough Rock (Monolith) - Penant Sandstone Carboniferous limestone (Monolith) - Penant Sandstone Midgely Grit Midgely Grit Rough Rock Elland Flags (self-faced) Elland Flags (self-faced) Cornish granite Bunter Pebble Beds Locharbriggs Sandstone Bunter Pebble Beds Cornish granite Clashach Sandstone Clashach Sandstone Spynie Sandstone Sherwood Sandstone Blue Lias Limestone Fossilised Purbeck conifer Purbeck Limestone Fossilised Purbeck conifer Reclaimed 'ironstone' setts Purbeck Limestone Knapped flints Reclaimed 'ironstone' setts Reclaimed 'ironstone' setts Basalt setts (Monolith) Columnar basalt blocks (Monolith) Columnar basalt blocks Mourne Granite Basalt setts Basalt setts Pembrokeshire 'Bluestone' Sarsen sandstone Beach pebbles Pembrokeshire 'Bluestone' Sarsen sandstone Beach pebbles (Monolith) - Meta-anorthosite Ledmore Marble Markfieldite Torridonian sandstone Meta-anorthosite ('white') Torridonian sandstone (Monolith) - Shap Granite Delabole Slate Rough Rock Rough Rock Rough Rock Elland Flags (riven) Cornish granite Sherwood Sandstone Spynie Sandstone Portland Limestone Fossiliferous sediment Purbeck Limestone Purbeck Limestone Mourne Granite Mourne Granite Basalt setts Geological walk map

James Hutton building feature wall

Red sandstone Wacke sandstone and siltstone Coping red sandstone James Hutton feature wall