In most ways, it’s the next best thing to holding the sample in your own two hands. In some ways, it’s even better than the real thing – thanks to the addition of geographic context, expert annotations, and a written legacy of community feedback.
Our GIGAmacro imaging system makes amazing, enormous, explorable images of first-rate quality. The combination of zoomed-out context and smooth resolution of zoomed-in detail makes these images extraordinarily powerful for web-based exploration of samples of rocks, minerals, fossils, and sediment. Our team is very pleased to be able to use the GIGAmacro imaging system as a tool for sharing geological insights with the world.

Callan Bentley, Assistant Professor, Northern Virginia Community College