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Hampshire Cultural Trust

Geology Collections

What do we have?

Over 25,000  catalogued Hampshire rocks and fossils, the majority of which were collected during the past 50 years; numerous rocks, minerals and fossils from elsewhere in the British Isles, mostly collected more than 100 years ago; a comprehensive library containing, books, publications, borehole logs, maps, site plans and photographs.

Why do we have them?

We have a strict Collecting Policy, which governs what we collect and how we collect it.

Items in the collections document Hampshire's rich geological and palaeontological heritage. They are used in displays, for teaching and by geologists for reference and research.

How do you get to see them?

Anyone who wishes to work on or consult the geological collections and library please contact us.

Recent coastal protection and associated temporary exposures to the Middle Eocene coastal sections at Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport, Hampshire, October 1999

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