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Kyanitekyanite Kyanite is a metamorphic mineral used to make porcelain, abrasive products and gems. What is a Maar?What is a Maar? What is a Maar? The second most common volcanic landscape feature on Earth. Rock KitsRock Kits Rock Kits for classroom and personal study. A great way to learn about rocks.
Bear MapBear Map Range of Bear Species - Where you might encounter different types of bears. What is LNG?What is LNG? What is LNG? The use of LNG as an energy source is growing rapidly. Learn more about LNG. Great Rift ValleyGreat Rift Valley The East Africa Rift System - The extensive fault system that is tearing Africa apart.
RhodochrositeRhodochrosite Rhodochrosite - a manganese mineral used as an ore, a pink gem and an ornamental stone. Methane HydrateMethane Hydrate Methane Hydrate deposits contain more fuel value than all other fossil fuels combined. OlivineOlivine Olivine - Abundant in Earth*s mantle. A constituent of meteorites. The gem peridot.
Expansive SoilExpansive Soil Expansive Soil Causes more damage than floods, hurricanes & tornadoes combined. Dowsingdowsing Dowsing is a method used to find underground water that is rejected by most geologists. Hand LensHand Lens Hand Lens A 10-power folding magnifier in a metal case. A frequently used lab and field tool.
Herkimer DiamondsHerkimer Diamonds Herkimer Diamonds Doubly-terminated quartz crystals used as specimens and gems. LabradoriteLabradorite Labradorite is a feldspar mineral that sometimes exhibits an iridescent play-of-colors Cave of the HandsCave of the Hands Cave of the Hands is a cave where ancient people painted hands about 9000 years ago.
Wall MapsWall Maps Wall Maps - Wall maps of the world, continents, states and the USA. US Diamond MinesUS Diamond Mines US Diamond Mines - Did you know that diamonds have been mined in the United States? CorundumCorundum Corundum is the third hardest mineral. It is also the mineral of ruby and sapphire.
Homeowners InsuranceHomeowners Insurance Homeowners Insurance usually does not cover the most common geologic hazards. SandSand Sand is a diverse material. This gallery includes photos of sand from around the world. TurquoiseTurquoise Turquoise - A bluish-green gem material that has been used for over 6000 years.
HematiteHematite on Mars Hematite - The most important ore of iron. A source of mineral pigment since prehistory. MeteoritesMeteorites Meteorites - Rocks that were once parts of planets or large asteroids. Fluorescent MineralsFluorescent Minerals Fluorescent Minerals and rocks glow with spectacular colors under ultraviolet light.
Lightning Strikes MapLightning Strikes Map Lightning Strikes Map by NASA shows the worldwide distribution of lightning activity. Bear AttacksBear Attacks Bear Attacks - Knowing how to react to a bear encounter or attack could save your life. Volcanic ExplosivityVolcanic Explosivity Volcanic Explosivity - Rating volcanic eruptions based upon the volume of tephra ejected.
Hardness Pickshardness picks Hardness Picks - Mohs hardness testing with precise and easy-to-use hardness picks. EmeraldEmerald Emerald is the most popular green gemstone in the United States and most of the world. USA Landslide MapLandslides Landslide Incidence Map - A USGS map showing landslide incidence in the United States.
AzuriteAzurite Azurite - Used as an ore of copper, a pigment, ornamental stone and gem material. 100+ Gemstonescolored stones 100+ Gems - Photos of over 100 beautiful gems ranging from the popular to the obscure. Roadside GeologyRoadside Geology Guides Roadside Geology Guides Discover the geology of your favorite state. Great for road trips.
Crushed StoneCrushed Stone Crushed Stone - About four tons per person is used each year in the United States. Google Earth - FreeDownload Google Earth Free Free Google Earth software allows you to browse seamless world satellite images. Free. San Andreas Fault MapSan Andreas Fault Map Google Map of the San Andreas Fault Zoom in to see the fault trace on satellite images.
Sea Level Rise MapsSea Level Rise Maps Sea Level Rise Maps - See what will be flooded as sea level rises. MineralsMinerals Minerals Descriptions, photos, articles, properties and uses for common minerals. Mineral HardnessMohs Hardness Test Mohs Hardness Scale is a set of reference minerals used for classroom hardness testing.
ShaleShale Shale - The rock that has quickly transformed the oil and gas industry. ChalcopyriteChalcopyrite Chalcopyrite - The most important ore of copper for over five thousand years. Gold PansGold Pans Gold Pans and Panning Kits - classifiers, snuffer bottles. Learn how to pan for Gold.
Uses of MarbleUses of Marble The Uses of Marble are numerous and diverse. You will be surprised by how it is used. Watch out for Ticks!ticks Ticks are a problem for geologists in some areas. Learn to recognize and avoid them. ObsidianObsidian Obsidian - the volcanic rock that cools so quickly that it becomes a natural glass.
Blue FlamesBlue Flames Blue Flames and the largest highly acidic lake in the world at Kawah Ijen Volcano. GarnetGarnet Garnet is best known as a red gemstone. It occurs in any color and has many industrial uses. Mount EtnaMount Etna Mount Etna - The most active volcano in Europe continues an eruption that started in 2001.
Facts About CopperCopper Facts About Copper - Information about copper uses, production, resources and more. Crater of DiamondsCrater of Diamonds Crater of Diamonds - The only diamond mine in the world where you can be the miner. DiamondsDiamonds Diamonds - Learn about the properties of diamond, its many uses and diamond discoveries.
The Brewery Rock ?diatomite The Rock Used to Make Beer - Geologists are beer experts and should know about this rock. Rare Earth ElementsRare Earth Elements Rare Earths - Special materials used in electronics, defense, medical & many other products. Life on Europa?Life on Europa Life on Europa could exist in a salty ocean deep below its frozen surface.
PeridotitePeridotite Peridotite is a chromite host rock, a source of diamonds and a possible carbon dioxide sink. Gems from SpaceGems from Space Extraterrestrial Gems - A number of materials from space are used as attractive gems. What Is Earth Science?What Is Earth Science? What Is Earth Science? The study of Earth and its neighbors in space. Learn more!
Diamond ProducersDiamond Production Diamond Production leaders include: Botswana, Russia, Angola and Canada. Rock ArtRock Art Rock Art - People have been marking on rocks for thousands of years. UV Mineral LampUV Mineral Lamp Portable UV Lamp - Short and long wave UV for fluorescent mineral viewing.
Mount VesuviusMount Vesuvius Mount Vesuvius - geology, history, maps, facts and more about the Vesuvius eruptions. Frac SandFrac Sand Frac Sand - A specialty sand used to maintain porosity in hydraulic fracturing. Geology ToolsGeology Tools Geology Tools Rock hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans.
San Andreas FaultSan Andreas Fault The San Andreas Fault - A feature that separates the Pacific and North American Plates. GraniteGranite Granite - The intrusive igneous rock that underlies continents and countertops. VolcanoesVolcanoes Volcanoes - Articles about volcanoes, volcanic hazards and eruptions past and present.
What Is The Moho?What Is The Moho? What Is The Moho? The Mohorovicic Discontinuity is the mantle/crust boundary. Asteroid Impact MapAsteroid Impact Map Asteroid Impact Map - Explore fifty of the most obvious asteroid impact craters on Earth. ZirconZircon Zircon is the primary ore of zirconium and a gemstone that is available in many colors.
Fire OpalFire Opal Fire Opal is a transparent to translucent opal with a yellow, orange or red background color. Rocks on MarsRocks on Mars Rocks on Mars - Many of the rocks found on Mars are not very different from Earth rocks. AmmoliteAmmolite Ammolite is a fossil and a gemstone. It is shell material from fossil ammonites.
Teacher ResourcesTeacher Resources Teacher Resources - K-12 resources for teaching about earth science. SunstoneSunstone Sunstone - A gem feldspar with aventurescence caused by light reflecting from platy inclusions. Tanzanitetanzanite Tanzanite was unknown until a few decades ago but it has erupted into wide popularity.
Lapis LazuliLapis Lazuli Lapis Lazuli - a metamorphic rock and the most popular blue opaque gemstone in history. Sliding RocksSliding Rocks Sliding Rocks Mystery - What causes these rocks to slide across a playa in Death Valley? Hydraulic FracturingHydraulic Fracturing Hydraulic fracturing increases well yield by fracturing the reservoir rock with fluid injection.
Mineral RightsMineral Rights Mineral Rights Who owns the minerals under your land? Who wants to buy them? Tallest MountainTallest Mountain Tallest Mountain - Everest has rivals in tallness, altitude and distance to the center of Earth. Ruby and Sapphireruby and sapphire Ruby and Sapphire are the 2nd and 3rd most popular colored stones in the United States.
What is Geology?What is Geology? What is Geology? - The study of Earth materials, structures, processes and life over time. Petrified WoodPetrified Wood Petrified Wood is a fossil that forms when dissolved material preciptates and replaces wood. GeodesGeodes Geodes look like ordinary rocks on the outside but can be spectacular inside!
GemstonesGemstones Gemstones - Colorful images and articles about diamonds and colored stones. Quartzitequartzite Quartzite is metamorphic rock formed when sandstone is subjected to heat and pressure. Uses of GoldUses of Gold The Many Uses of Gold - Unique properties make gold one of the most useful metals.
Coal Close UpCoal through a microscope Coal Through a Microscope - Coal is more than a black rock. It is THE most interesting rock. Land Below Sea LevelLand Below Sea Level Land Below Sea Level - Did you know that dozens of land locations are below sea level? Canadian DiamondsCanadian Diamonds Canada is one of the world*s leading producers of gem-quality diamonds.
Gem SilicaGem Silica Gem Silica is a blue chalcedony colored by copper. It is the rarest and most valuable chalcedony. Types Of EruptionsTypes Of Eruptions Types of Volcanic Eruptions - A description of the most common eruption types. Rock TumblersRock Tumblers Rock Tumblers - All about rock tumblers and rock tumbling. Read before you buy a tumbler.
Record LightningLake Maracaibo Lightning World Record Lightning - this lake has more lightning than any other place in the world. SoapstoneSoapstone Soapstone is a metamorphic rock with properties that make it suitable for a variety of projects. RhyoliteRhyolite Rhyolite An extrusive igneous rock with a high silica content, produced from granitic magma.
The Acid TestThe Acid Test The Acid Test - Geologists use dilute hydrochloric acid to identify carbonate minerals. Azurite GraniteK2 Granite Azurite Granite ? A white granite with blue orbs of azurite. A new material from Pakistan. What is a Geyser?What is a Geyser? What is a Geyser? Photos and information about geysers in many parts of the world.
Ant Hill GarnetsAnt Hill Garnets Ant Hill Garnets - tiny gems that ants haul to the surface and discard on their anthill. Honest! RhodoniteRhodonite Rhodonite - a manganese silicate used as a minor ore of manganese and as a gemstone. TourmalineTourmaline Tourmaline - the most colorful mineral and natural gem material on Earth.
Arctic Seafloor MapArctic Ocean Seafloor Map Arctic Ocean Seafloor Map The ridges, basins, shelves and rifts defining the Arctic seafloor. Oil Fields from Spacenatural gas flaring Oil Fields from Space - Night views of Earth show the distribution of oil field activity. Salt DomesSalt Domes Salt Domes - Salt structures that are often associated with oil and natural gas accumulations.
Earthquake MapsCalifornia Earthquake Maps California Earthquake Maps A collection of isoseismal maps for earthquakes in California. June 6, 1912Novarupta June 6, 1912 - The most powerful volcanic eruption of the 20th century. Horizontal DrillingHorizontal Drilling Horizontal Drilling has opened new resources and significantly improved productivity.
Field CoursesField Camps Field Courses - Over 80 field courses for undergraduate geology students. Eagle Ford ShaleEagle Ford Shale Eagle Ford Shale - One of the most prolific oil and gas producers in the United States. MisconceptionDiamonds from Coal Diamond Misconception - Many people think that diamonds form from coal. Not True!
MineraloidsMineraloids Mineraloids are amorphous naturally-occurring inorganic solids that lack crystallinity. Largest VolcanoesLargest Volcanoes Largest Volcano - That title is shared by Tamu Massif, Mauna Kea and Ojos del Salado. Pavlof VolcanoPavlof Volcano Pavlof Volcano - one of the most active volcanoes in North America and threat to air traffic.
What are Glaciers?What are Glaciers? What are Glaciers? Learn how glaciers form, flow, advance, retreat, and change over time. RocksRocks Rocks - Galleries of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock photos with descriptions. Antarctic Meteoriteshunting meteorites in Antarctica The Richest Meteorite Field - More meteorites found here than anywhere else on Earth.
Geology of Heliumhelium Helium is a byproduct of the natural gas industry. Its most important use is in MRI. Red BerylRed Beryl Red Beryl is one of the rarest gems. Small amounts are mined at one locality in Utah. Huge Diamond DepositPopigai Diamonds The Largest Diamond Deposit in the world could be under Popigai Crater in Russia.
Mount ClevelandMount Cleveland Mount Cleveland is an active volcano in the Aleutian Islands and a threat to air traffic. Tallest TsunamiTallest Tsunami Tallest Tsunami - A wave with a run-up height of 1720 feet occurred in Lituya Bay, Alaska. OpalsOpal Pictures of Opal - A collection of different types of opal from all around the world and Mars too!
Fee Mining SitesFee Mining Fee Mining sites are mines that you can enter, pay a fee, and keep anything that you find. FossilsFossils Fossils - Learn about fossils and discoveries around the world. Oil and GasOil and Gas Oil and Gas - Articles about oil and natural gas in the US and around the world.
Largest EarthquakeLargest Earthquake Largest Earthquake ever recorded - Magnitude 9.5. Chile, 1960. Plate TectonicsPlate Tectonics Plate Tectonics - Articles and maps about plate tectonics and the interior of Earth.  
     
Geology in the News
Former NOAA Chief Scientist Warns of Threats to Science
April 24 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
An Improved Model of How Magma Moves Through the Crust
April 24 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Seafloor Images Refine Petroleum Exploration Models
April 24 | United States Geological Survey
Mineral Discovery Could Mean Billions for Michigan
April 24 | United States Geological Survey
Five Myths About the Ocean
April 23 | The Washington Post
Winter at Karazhanbas Oil Field
April 23 | NASA Earth Observatory
Dealing With Space Debris
April 23 | European Space Agency
Trapiche-Type Sapphire from Tasmania
April 22 | Gemological Institute of America
Earth Science Week: October 8-14, 2017
April 22 | EarthScienceWeek.org
All About Jade, Jadeite and Nephrite
April 21 | Geology.com
Lyrids to Put on a Weekend Light Show
April 20 | Sky and Telescope
Arctic River Ice Deposits Rapidly Disappearing
April 20 | American Geophysical Union
What is *Rock Art*?
April 20 | Geology.com
Oil and Gas Majors Spend $13B in New Mexico
April 20 | Santa Fe New Mexican
How NASA Studies and Tracks Asteroids Near and Far
April 20 | NASA Earth Observatory
U.S. Crude Oil Imports Increased in 2016
April 20 | Energy Information Administration
Where is Saskatchewan?
April 20 | Geology.com
Dust Storm Over Sudan
April 20 | NASA Earth Observatory
Louisiana*s Barrier Islands: A Vanishing Resource
April 19 | United States Geological Survey
Drones for Pipeline Surveilance
April 19 | North American Shale Magazine
How Disappearing Arctic Ice is Already Changing Your Weather
April 19 | Dan*s Wild Wild Science Journal
The Deep Biosphere - At Six Miles Down?
April 19 | Smithsonian.com
Rock and Mineral Clubs in the U.S.A.
April 19 | RockTumbler.com
The Legacy of Contaminated Sediments in Boston Harbor
April 18 | United States Geological Survey
What is a Meteor?
April 18 | Geology.com
Forget Sponges: The Earliest Animals Were Marine Jellies
April 17 | National Science Foundation
Could Subsea Methane Hydrates Be a Warming *Tipping Point*?
April 17 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
What is Methane Hydrate?
April 17 | Geology.com
Why It's Time for a New Mission to Venus
April 16 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
What Led to the Largest Volcanic Eruption in Human History?
April 16 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Sub-Sea Telurium Deposit
April 16 | Mining.com
Drones Help Scientists Study Guatemalan Volcanoes
April 15 | Cambridge University
Volcanic Arcs Form by Deep Melting of Rock Mixtures
April 14 | Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Avoiding Ticks and Tickborne Disease
April 14 | Geology.com
Risk and Reliance: The U.S. Economy and Mineral Resources
April 14 | United States Geological Survey
Cutting-Edge Tools to Explore Alaska*s Mineral Potential
April 14 | United States Geological Survey
High Arctic Emissions of a Strong Greenhouse Gas
April 14 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Scientists, Legislators Take Off Their Gloves at Climate Hearing
April 13 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Gulf of Mexico Crude Production Already at Annual High
April 12 | Energy Information Administration
The Auroras on Uranus
April 12 | Smithsonian.com
Video Illustrating the Mobility of Landslides
April 12 | The Landslide Blog
What is a Debris Flow?
April 12 | Geology.com
What Regions Are Most at Risk for Ice Loss in East Antarctica?
April 12 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
The World*s Snowiest Place Is Starting to Melt
April 12 | National Geographic
How Do Glaciers Form?
April 12 | Geology.com
Explaining Unexpected Twists in the Sun*s Magnetic Field
April 11 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
The Environmental Price of Dams
April 11 | Smithsonian.com
Deepwater Will Soon Challenge Shale
April 10 | OilPrice.com
Balloons of Lava Bubble into the Ocean from Seafloor Blisters
April 10 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Meteorologists Track Wildfires Using Satellite Smoke Images
April 10 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
What is Volcanic Ash?
April 9 | Geology.com
Rising Solar Generation and Negative Electricity Prices?
April 9 | Energy Information Administration
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