Munsell Rock Color Book

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RRP: £198.00

The Munsell Rock Color Book M50315B provides a durable, accurate method for classifying and evaluating rock samples and helps geologists and archaeologists communicate with colour more effectively by cross-referencing ISCC-NBS colour names with unique Munsell colour notations.

The Munsell Rock Color Book M50315B indicates the range of rock colours for all purposes and is accurate for both wet or dry samples. Suitable as a reference guide or training publication it is used by students of engineering, geology, geography and archaeology as well as engineers and building contractors working on mineral extraction projects.

This rock color chart is a revision of the previously published Geological Society of America (GSA) Rock Color Chart.

Users of this book may also be interested in the Munsell Soil Color Book as it is a complementary companion.


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  • The Munsell Rock Book of Color M50315B is durable enough for use in the field
  • Provides an accurate method for classifying samples of rock in the wet or dry
  • Although it is mainly used for medium to fine grained rocks, it can also be used when working with coarse-grained rocks
  • The chart indicates the range of rock colours for all purposes and is accurate for wet or dry samples
  • As the colour standards are reproduced on a water-resistant substrate and the pages are able to be cleaned it can be used under most environmental conditions but will need to be periodically replaced


  • Document and share reliable and consistent information about the colour of rocks at a particular site with colleagues anywhere around the world
  • Durable and wipe clean.
  • The charts are also suitable for educational use by university and high school students
  • Useful for members of a wide range of professions including building and contracting, mineral extraction and archaeology

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