The Darwin Virtual Microscope


A selection of samples collected by Charles Darwin

on the Voyage of the Beagle

 
  1. 1.N by E of Praya, St Jago, Cape Verde Islands: CD164 phonolite

  2. 2.Saint Paul’s Rock, Atlantic: CD248 breccia of dunite cemented in carbonate

  3. 3.Fernando de Noronha: CD261 amygdaloidal monchiquite dyke

  4. 4.South of Bahia, Brazil: CD311 myrmekitic granulite/charnockite

  5. 5.Abrolhas Islets, off the coast of Brazil: CD399 feldspathic sandstone

  6. 6.Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: CD468 garnet-biotite-bearing augen-gneiss

  7. 7.Off the summit of Mount Montevideo, Uruguay: CD660 hornblende schist

  8. 8.Port Desire, Patagonia, Argentina: CD1639 altered rhyolitic welded tuff

  9. 9.Wollaston Island, Tierra del Fuego: CD1857 cordierite slate, CD1860 garnet-prehnite skarn, CD1861 garnet-epidote-prehnite skarn

  10. 10. New Island, Falklands Islands: CD1888 impure quartzite

  11. 11. Straits of Magellan, Chile: CD2079 hornblende diorite

  12. 12. Chiloe Island, Chile: CD2118 carbonated palagonite tuff

  13. 13.Valparaiso, Chile: CD2142 hornblende porphyrite

  14. 14.Lima, Peru: CD3149 welded tuff

  15. 15.James Island, Galapagos: CD3267 andesite, CD3268 trachyte

  16. 16.Central Tahiti: CD3377 olivine basalt

  17. 17.W coast of North Island, New Zealand: CD3408 foraminiferal limestone

  18. 18.Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia: CD3438 hornblende porphyrite

  19. 19.Stobart, Tasmania: CD3467 nepheline basanite with iddingsite

  20. 20.King’s George Sound - no sample

  21. 21.Keeling Island - no sample

  22. 22.Mauritius: CD3621 porphyritic olivine basalt

  23. 23.Cape Town, South Africa: CD3668 granite in contact with mica schist

  24. 24.Saint Helena: CD3704 trachyte, CD3717 consolidated beach sand containing volcanic detritus

  25. 25.Ascension Island: CD3774 volcanic ash

  26. 26.Terceira, Azores: CD3914 vesicular basalt

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