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Intrusion Collection

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Garnet Peridotite

Garnet Peridotite
Garnet-peridotite, a major constituent in the make-up of the Earth. Image published in Natures Connections An Exploration of Natural History. Published in 2000

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Trombone shock absorber / W H Robinson

Trombone shock absorber / W H Robinson
The menace of the main stump of the trombone intruding into a private conversation or intimate part can be remedied by fitting this simple shock absorber

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Section of Chassigny meteorite

Section of Chassigny meteorite
Thin section of Chassigny in cross-polarized light, showing shocked and deformed olivine grains. The field of view is 3mm

Background imageIntrusion Collection: MERFOLK AND SUBMARINES

MERFOLK AND SUBMARINES
The mer-people resent the intrusion of submarines into the domain they share only with the fishes Date: 1907

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Hornblende-biotite granite

Hornblende-biotite granite
Geological specimen collected by Scotts British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913, also known as the Terra Nova expedition. It had a broad scientific programme and collected thousands of geological

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Diamond crystal

Diamond crystal
Natural diamond crystal in Kimberlite from Kimberley, South Africa. Kimberlite is the rock in which diamonds occur. The rock was named after the the South African site, Kimberley

Background imageIntrusion Collection: The Intruder by S. Drigin

The Intruder by S. Drigin
A polar bear watches an encroaching plane as it descends over its remote Arctic territory. 1930

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Unwarranted intrusion

Unwarranted intrusion
Forward young man in a striped swim suit eyeing up the young girls as they appear from their bathing machine. Date: circa 1908

Background imageIntrusion Collection: King Alfonso photographed talking to a woman

King Alfonso photographed talking to a woman
Who Would Be King? Photograph of King Alfonso XIII of Spain, captured by snapshotters during a trip to San Sebastien, talking to an unidentified young woman

Background imageIntrusion Collection: A Tertiary Igneous Dyke

A Tertiary Igneous Dyke
A Tertiary igneous dyke cutting through a sandstone deposit. The igneous rock pierced its way through the earths crust in a vertical fissure

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Diorite intruded by microgranite

Diorite intruded by microgranite
Geological specimen collected by Scotts British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913, also known as the Terra Nova expedition. It had a broad scientific programme and collected thousands of geological

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Basaltic dyke

Basaltic dyke, collected by Dr Benza in Neilgherries, India, c.1837. NHM specimen number: BM 649

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Granite

Granite, collected by Dr Benza from the summit of the Western range of Kaitee Valley, Neilgherries, India c.1837. NHM specimen number: BM 651

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Junction of granite and limestone

Junction of granite and limestone
Fig 88 from Principles of Geology, being an attempt to explain the former changes of the Earths surface. Vol. 3 1832-33 by Charles Lyell (1797-1875)

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Rocks, Kushimoto, Japan

Rocks, Kushimoto, Japan
A photograph taken during the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger (1872-1876) funded by the British Government for scientific purposes

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Orthoclase

Orthoclase (potassium aluminum silicate) is a major granite forming mineral. Specimen from Brevik, Norway

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Diamond crystals

Diamond crystals
Clockwise from top left (yellow matrix): in beach conglomerate from Namaqualand, in kimberlite from South Africa and in matrix from Siberia (bottom)

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Diagram showing the Earths interior

Diagram showing the Earths interior
Crust - continents 35km, oceans 6km. Mantle - peridotite 2900km. Outer core - iron (liquid) 2000km. Inner core - iron (solid) 1370km

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Cornubian granite batholith

Cornubian granite batholith
The Cornubian granite batholith and its main outcrops in the Cornwall and Devon area, Southwest England. From Britain Before Man 1978, by F W Dunning

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Common rock types

Common rock types
A collection of common rock types - left to right - Igneous (granite), sedimentary (sandstone) and metamorphic (schist)

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Anorthosite breccia, moon rock

Anorthosite breccia, moon rock
Specimen of anorthosite breccia or moon rock collected on the Apollo 16 mission in April 1972, and mounted in an acrylic block for protection and display

Background imageIntrusion Collection: The cliff edge engine houses of Wheal Trewavas

The cliff edge engine houses of Wheal Trewavas
Situated on the Tregonning granite at Trewavas Head, south Cornwall. Image used in Minerals of Cornwall and Devon by P.G. Embrey and R.F. Symes, 1987, page 40. See also 4072

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Unakite

Unakite

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Observing structure of rock

Observing structure of rock
Looking at fresh granite under a microscope to study structure, granular composition can clearly be seen

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Granite from Ailsa Craig

Granite from Ailsa Craig
A photomicrograph of granite taken between crossed polarisers. Granite is an igneous rock

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Crash and Bull

Crash and Bull
When the Paris-Amsterdam passenger plane is forced to land in a field near Brussels, it is attacked by a bull who resents the intrusion Date: 1925

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Feasting Fox

Feasting Fox
A feasting fox resents the intrusion of a suppliant crocodile

Background imageIntrusion Collection: Events / South America

Events / South America
Angered by Spanish intrusion on their lives, their greed and harshness, the natives of Cumana turn on them and slaughter many


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