Geological Collection

BAS Geological Collection

Contains over 200,000 individual rock and fossil specimens collected from Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic islands and hundreds of marine and terrestrial sediment cores.

The type and figured fossil collection, and the marine and terrestrial sediment/peat core collection can be accessed online. Geological specimen details are held within the BAS geological database.

Visit the Sediment Core Collection

Geology laboratories

Since its beginnings in 1945, BAS has been collecting and studying Antarctic rocks and fossils.