A rare and special rock, a piece of the upper
mantle was donated to the NHM by researchers of Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. This specimen is one piece of a large collection of mantle xenoliths that is being donated to the NHM.
Read on to learn about this rock and the message it sends from the deep.
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A rare and intriguing example of sandstone known as a Gogotte, was generously donated to the Museum recently by
Daniel Eskenazi and family in honour of Sir David Attenborough’s 90th birthday.
Daniel Eskenazi, Sir David Attenborough and Sir Michael Dixon at an event to celebrate the new donation. Photo © Dare & Hier Media Ltd / NHM London
Read on to find out more about how it formed, why we were presented it, why it is important and how we are using behind the scenes facilities to study it.
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