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Mount VesuviusMount Vesuvius Mount Vesuvius - geology, history, maps, facts and more about the Vesuvius eruptions. Huge Diamond DepositPopigai Diamonds The Largest Diamond Deposit in the world could be under Popigai Crater in Russia. Fire OpalFire Opal Fire Opal is a transparent to translucent opal with a yellow, orange or red background color.
RhodoniteRhodonite Rhodonite - a manganese silicate used as a minor ore of manganese and as a gemstone. Rock ArtRock Art Rock Art - People have been marking on rocks for thousands of years. Tallest MountainTallest Mountain Tallest Mountain - Everest has rivals in tallness, altitude and distance to the center of Earth.
Canadian DiamondsCanadian Diamonds Canadian Diamond Mines produce some of the largest and highest quality gems! Help K-12 TeachersDonorsChoose.org DonorsChoose.org allows you to support science projects proposed by K-12 teachers. What Are Minerals?What Are Minerals? Minerals are the building blocks of our society. We use items made with them every day.
Rocks on MarsRocks on Mars Rocks on Mars - Many of the rocks found on Mars are not very different from Earth rocks. Ruby and Sapphireruby and sapphire Ruby and Sapphire are the 2nd and 3rd most popular colored stones in the United States. Petrified WoodPetrified Wood Petrified Wood is a fossil that forms when dissolved material preciptates and replaces wood.
Diamond ProducersDiamond Production Diamond Production leaders include: Botswana, Russia, Angola and Canada. Bear MapBear Map Range of Bear Species - Where you might encounter different types of bears. Gem SilicaGem Silica Gem Silica is a blue chalcedony colored by copper. It is the rarest and most valuable chalcedony.
Arctic Seafloor MapArctic Ocean Seafloor Map Arctic Ocean Seafloor Map The ridges, basins, shelves and rifts defining the Arctic seafloor. Rock KitsRock Kits Rock Kits for classroom and personal study. A great way to learn about rocks. Coal Close UpCoal through a microscope Coal Through a Microscope - Coal is more than a black rock. It is THE most interesting rock.
Fireworks & MineralsMinerals and Fireworks The Science of Fireworks Learn how the colors and shapes are created. Pavlof VolcanoPavlof Volcano Pavlof Volcano - one of the most active volcanoes in North America and threat to air traffic. 100+ Gemstonescolored stones 100+ Gems - Photos of over 100 beautiful gems ranging from the popular to the obscure.
Kyanitekyanite Kyanite is a metamorphic mineral used to make porcelain, abrasive products and gems. The Acid TestThe Acid Test The Acid Test - Geologists use dilute hydrochloric acid to identify carbonate minerals. Antarctic Meteoriteshunting meteorites in Antarctica The Richest Meteorite Field - More meteorites found here than anywhere else on Earth.
Frac SandFrac Sand Frac Sand - The amount of frac sand produced in the USA is up by over 300% since 2009. Geology of Heliumhelium Helium is a byproduct of the natural gas industry. Its most important use is in MRI. Types Of EruptionsTypes Of Eruptions Types of Volcanic Eruptions - A description of the most common eruption types.
Olivine Rain?Olivine Rain? Olivine Rain? Spitzer Telescope discovered a rain of olivine crystals on protostar HOPS-68. Rare Earth ElementsRare Earth Elements Rare Earths - Special materials used in electronics, defense, medical & many other products. Homeowners InsuranceHomeowners Insurance Homeowners Insurance usually does not cover the most common geologic hazards.
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. Geology of GemsGeology of Gems Geology of Gems - The first comprehensive book on the geology of gem deposits.
Chatoyant GemsChatoyant Gems Chatoyant Gems look like the eye of a cat. A line of light moves across the surface of the stone. Methane HydrateMethane Hydrate Methane Hydrate deposits contain more fuel value than all other fossil fuels combined. SoapstoneSoapstone Soapstone is a metamorphic rock with properties that make it suitable for a variety of projects.
Geology ToolsGeology Tools Geology Tools - Rock hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans. Lapis LazuliLapis Lazuli Lapis Lazuli - a metamorphic rock and the most popular blue opaque gemstone in history. Rock TumblersRock Tumblers Rock Tumblers - All about rock tumblers and rock tumbling. Read before you buy a tumbler.
Gems from SpaceGems from Space Extraterrestrial Gems - A number of materials from space are used as attractive gems. VolcanoesVolcanoes Volcanoes - Articles about volcanoes, volcanic hazards and eruptions past and present. Salt DomesSalt Domes Salt Domes - Salt structures that are often associated with oil and natural gas.
Horizontal DrillingHorizontal Drilling Horizontal Drilling has opened new resources and significantly improved productivity. June 6, 1912Novarupta June 6, 1912 - The most powerful volcanic eruption of the 20th century. RhyoliteRhyolite Rhyolite An extrusive igneous rock with a high silica content, produced from granitic magma.
RocksRocks Rocks - Galleries of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock photos with descriptions. Google Earth - FreeDownload Google Earth Free Free Google Earth software allows you to browse seamless world satellite images. Free. What is a Geyser?What is a Geyser? What is a Geyser? Photos and information about geysers in many parts of the world.
Oil Fields from Spacenatural gas flaring Oil Fields from Space - Night views of Earth show the distribution of oil field activity. Gold PansGold Pans Gold Pans and Panning Kits - classifiers, snuffer bottles. Pans sized for kids to Goliath. The Brewery Rock ?diatomite The Rock Used to Make Beer - Geologists are beer experts and should know about this rock.
What is a Maar?What is a Maar? What is a Maar? The second most common volcanic landscape feature on Earth. Watch out for Ticks!ticks Ticks are a problem for geologists in some areas. Learn to recognize and avoid them. GemstonesGemstones Gemstones - Colorful images and articles about diamonds and colored stones.
Land Below Sea LevelLand Below Sea Level Land Below Sea Level - Did you know that dozens of land locations are below sea level? Hardness Pickshardness picks Hardness Picks - Mohs hardness testing with precise and easy-to-use hardness picks. What is LNG?What is LNG? What is LNG? The use of LNG as an energy source is growing rapidly. Learn more about LNG.
Asteroid Impact MapAsteroid Impact Map Asteroid Impact Map - Explore fifty of the most obvious asteroid impact craters on Earth. HematiteHematite on Mars Hematite - The most important ore of iron. A source of mineral pigment since prehistory. Ant Hill GarnetsAnt Hill Garnets Ant Hill Garnets are tiny garnets that ants haul to the surface and discard on their anthill. Honest!
Sea Level Rise MapsSea Level Rise Maps Sea Level Rise Maps - See what will be flooded as sea level rises. Crushed StoneCrushed Stone Crushed Stone - About four tons per person is used each year in the United States. San Andreas Fault MapSan Andreas Fault Map Google Map of the San Andreas Fault Zoom in to see the fault trace on satellite images.
AzuriteAzurite Azurite - Used as an ore of copper, a pigment, ornamental stone and gem material. What are Glaciers?What are Glaciers? What are Glaciers? Learn how glaciers form, flow, advance, retreat, and change over time. Hand LensHand Lens Hand Lens A 10-power folding magnifier in a metal case. A frequently used lab and field tool.
Crater of DiamondsCrater of Diamonds Crater of Diamonds - The only diamond mine in the world where you can be the miner. World Record LightningLake Maracaibo Lightning World Record Lightning - Lake Maracaibo has more lightning than any other place in the world. Earthquake MapsCalifornia Earthquake Maps California Earthquake Maps A collection of isoseismal maps for earthquakes in California.
Volcanic ExplosivityVolcanic Explosivity Volcanic Explosivity - Rating volcanic eruptions based upon the volume of tephra ejected. Azurite GraniteK2 Granite Azurite Granite ? A white granite with blue orbs of azurite. A new material from Pakistan. Sliding RocksSliding Rocks Sliding Rocks Mystery - What causes these rocks to slide across a playa in Death Valley?
San Andreas FaultSan Andreas Fault The San Andreas Fault - A feature that separates the Pacific and North American Plates. Tanzanitetanzanite Tanzanite was unknown until a few decades ago but it has erupted into wide popularity. Dowsingdowsing Dowsing is a method used to find underground water that is rejected by most geologists.
What Is Earth Science?What Is Earth Science? What Is Earth Science? The study of Earth and its neighbors in space. Learn more! What Is The Moho?What Is The Moho? What Is The Moho? Learn about the Mohorovicic Discontinuity - the mantle/crust boundary. Bear AttacksBear Attacks Bear Attacks - Knowing how to react to a bear encounter or attack could save your life.
Tallest TsunamiTallest Tsunami Tallest Tsunami - A wave with a run-up height of 1720 feet occurred in Lituya Bay, Alaska. MisconceptionDiamonds from Coal Diamond Misconception - Lots of people think that diamonds form from coal. Not True! Great Rift ValleyGreat Rift Valley The East Africa Rift System - The extensive fault system that is tearing Africa apart.
Facts About CopperCopper Facts About Copper - Information about copper uses, production, resources and more. EmeraldEmerald Emerald is the most popular green gemstone in the United States and most of the world. Hydraulic FracturingHydraulic Fracturing Hydraulic Fracturing - Increases well yield by fracturing the reservoir rock with fluid injection.
TurquoiseTurquoise Turquoise - A bluish-green gem material that has been used for over 6000 years. Cave of the HandsCave of the Hands Cave of the Hands is a cave where ancient people painted hands about 9000 years ago. Teacher ResourcesTeacher Resources Teacher Resources - K-12 resources for teaching about earth science.
ObsidianObsidian Obsidian - the volcanic rock that cools so quickly that it becomes a natural glass. PeridotitePeridotite Peridotite is a chromite host rock, a source of diamonds and a possible carbon dioxide sink. Lightning Strikes MapLightning Strikes Map Lightning Strikes Map - A NASA map showing the worldwide distribution of lightning activity.
Expansive SoilExpansive Soil Expansive Soil Causes more damage than floods, hurricanes & tornadoes combined. Abandoned MinesAbandoned Mines Abandoned Mine accidents take 20 to 30 lives per year. Many can be prevented with education. GraniteGranite Granite - The intrusive igneous rock that underlies continents and countertops.
Blue FlamesBlue Flames Blue Flames and the largest highly acidic lake in the world at Kawah Ijen Volcano. US Diamond MinesUS Diamond Mines US Diamond Mines - Did you know that diamonds have been mined in the United States? USA Landslide MapLandslides Landslide Incidence Map - A USGS map showing landslide incidence in the United States.
Wall MapsWall Maps Wall Maps - Wall maps of the world, continents, states and the USA. Fluorescent MineralsFluorescent Minerals Fluorescent Minerals and rocks glow with spectacular colors under ultraviolet light. SandSand Sand is a diverse material. This gallery includes photos of sand from around the world.
Quartzitequartzite Quartzite is metamorphic rock formed when sandstone is subjected to heat and pressure. UV Mineral LampUV Mineral Lamp Portable UV Lamp - short / long wave for fluorescent minerals. Safety glasses included. LabradoriteLabradorite Labradorite is a feldspar mineral that sometimes exhibits an iridescent play-of-colors
ShaleShale Shale - The rock that has quickly transformed the oil and gas industry. Mineral HardnessMohs Hardness Test Mohs Hardness Scale is a set of reference minerals used for classroom hardness testing. MeteoritesMeteorites Meteorites - Rocks that were once parts of planets or large asteroids.
Mount EtnaMount Etna Mount Etna - The most active volcano in Europe continues an eruption that started in 2001. Uses of MarbleUses of Marble The Uses of Marble are numerous and diverse. You will be surprised by how it is used. What is Geology?What is Geology? What is Geology? - The study of Earth materials, structures, processes and life over time.
GarnetGarnet Garnet is best known as a red gemstone. It occurs in any color and has many industrial uses. ChalcopyriteChalcopyrite Chalcopyrite - The most important ore of copper for over five thousand years. Rock BagsRock Bags Rock Bags - Durable field bags with pockets for carrying maps, books, specimens and tools.
CorundumCorundum Corundum is the third hardest mineral. It is also the mineral of ruby and sapphire. Mineral RightsMineral Rights Mineral Rights Who owns the minerals under your land? Who wants to buy them? SunstoneSunstone Sunstone is a gem feldspar with aventurescence caused by light reflecting from platy inclusions.
Gfeller LeatherGfeller Leather Cases Gfeller Leather field cases, hammer holsters, lanyards, field belts, acid bottle cases, more. Uses of GoldUses of Gold The Many Uses of Gold - Unique properties make gold one of the most useful metals. Mount ClevelandMount Cleveland Mount Cleveland is an active volcano in the Aleutian Islands and a threat to air traffic.
Red BerylRed Beryl Red Beryl is one of the rarest gems. Small amounts are mined at one locality in Utah. Oil and GasOil and Gas Oil and Gas - Articles about oil and natural gas in the US and around the world. DiamondsDiamonds Diamonds - Learn about the properties of diamond, its many uses and diamond discoveries.
Plate TectonicsPlate Tectonics Plate Tectonics - Articles and maps about plate tectonics and the interior of Earth. Fee Mining SitesFee Mining Fee Mining sites are mines that you can enter, pay a fee, and keep anything that you find. Deepest LakeDeepest Lake in the World Deepest Lake in the World Lake Baikal in southern Russia is the deepest lake in the World.
Largest EarthquakeLargest Earthquake Largest Earthquake ever recorded - Magnitude 9.5. Chile, 1960. FossilsFossils Fossils - Learn about fossils and discoveries around the world. OpalsOpal Pictures of Opal - A collection of different types of opal from all around the world and Mars too!
     
Geology in the News
A Year of Earth from a Million Miles
July 25 | NASA / EarthSky
How to Observe a Meteor Shower
July 25 | Geology.com
The Aranayake Landslide Disaster in Sri Lanka
July 24 | The Landslide Blog
New USGS Models Help Predict How Storms Impact Beaches
July 24 | United States Geological Survey
Data from USArray Used to Map Crustal and Upper Mantle Structures
July 23 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
The Many Uses of Gold
July 23 | Geology.com
Why the 1,109-Carat Lucara Diamond Failed to Sell
July 22 | Gemological Institute of America
The Changing U.S. Energy Mix
July 21 | Energy Information Administration
What is the San Andreas Fault?
July 21 | Geology.com
Free Printable Polar and Ternary Graph Paper
July 21 | WaterproofPaper.com (affiliated with Geology.com)
North Dakota Sues EPA Over Methane Rules
July 20 | Washington Examiner
Remembering Mount Pinatubo 25 Years Ago
July 20 | United States Geological Survey
High Potential for Corrosive Groundwater in Half of U.S. States
July 20 | United States Geological Survey
Landsat -- The Watchman that Never Sleeps
July 20 | United States Geological Survey
What is LNG?
July 19 | Geology.com
India Is Developing a Strategic Petroleum Reserve
July 19 | Energy Information Administration
Volcanoes Get Quiet Before They Erupt!
July 19 | Carnegie Science
Types of Volcanic Eruptions
July 19 | Geology.com
Advocates Push to Restore Funding for Arizona Geological Survey
July 18 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Earth Fissures May No Longer Get Mapped in Arizona
July 18 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Signing Away Your Right to Get a New Job
July 18 | University of Maryland
Hyperspectral Surveying for Mineral Resources in Alaska
July 18 | United States Geological Survey
Santa Clara Closes in on Landslide Grant
July 18 | TheSpectrum.com
Characterizing Climate Fluctuations over Wide-Scale Ranges
July 18 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Surveying Alaskan Minerals from Afar
July 18 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
A Dozen Years of Discovering the Magnetosphere of Saturn
July 18 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Reconstructing Arctic History
July 17 | University of Colorado Boulder
Earth Science Week July Newsletter
July 17 | Earth Science Week
Carbon Dioxide Frost May Keep Martian Soil Dusty
July 17 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Rocks on Mars
July 17 | Geology.com
How Do the Deep Waters of the Antarctic Form?
July 17 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Global Risks and Research Priorities for Coastal Subsidence
July 16 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Coal Through a Microscope
July 16 | Geology.com
For Teachers: Environmental Education at EPA
July 15 | Environmental Protection Agency
Small Grants for K-12 Science Teaching - You Can Get One!
July 15 | DonorsChoose.org on Geology.com
Canadian Diamond Mines
July 14 | Geology.com
Types of Volcanic Eruptions
July 14 | Geology.com
What are Minerals?
July 14 | Geology.com
Exxon Finds a New Use for Drones
July 13 | MarketWatch.com
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