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Rocks: Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary
Rocks hold the history of the earth and the materials that will be used to build its future.
Lapis Lazuli - a metamorphic rock and the most popular blue opaque gemstone in history.
Tumbled Stones are rocks that have been rounded, smoothed and polished in a rock tumbler.
Quartzite a nonfoliated metamorphic rock composed almost entirely of quartz.
Geodes look like ordinary rocks on the outside but can be spectacular inside!
Fluorescent Minerals and rocks glow with spectacular colors under ultraviolet light.
Rock and Mineral Kits
Rock, Mineral and Fossil Collections. Specimens for personal or classroom use.
The Brewery Rock ?
The Rock Used to Make Beer - Geologists are beer experts and should know about this rock.
Trap Rock is a name applied to any dark-colored igneous rock used to produce crushed stone.
Sliding Rocks on Racetrack Playa How they slide across a dry lake bed is a mystery.
Don*t Go To Jail
Rock Collectors must know the rules before removing rocks from public and private property.
Sand is a diverse material. This gallery includes photos of sand from around the world.
Difficult Rocks Elementary students find lots of rocks that you will not be able to identify.
A Grain of Sand Gallery of sand grains through a microscope by Dr. Gary Greenberg.
Shale The rock that is quickly transforming the energy industry.
Siltstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of silt-sized particles.
Rock Tumblers - All about rock tumblers and rock tumbling. Read before you buy a tumbler.
Unakite is a metamorphosed granite composed of green epidote and pink orthoclase.
Soapstone is a talc-rich rock with properties that make it suitable for a variety of projects.
Mineral Show Photos From the 2010 Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show.
Uses of Granite
Uses of Granite The rock used everywhere from the kitchen to the facing stone of skyscrapers.
The Richest Meteorite Field - More meteorites found here than anywhere else on Earth.
Crushed Stone - Four tons per person is used each year in the United States.
Rock Art People have been producing rock art for thousands of years. A world-wide collection.
Rocks on Mars
Rocks on Mars Many of the rocks found on Mars are not very different from Earth rocks.
Geology Tools - Hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans.
Oil Sands contain oil in the form of bitumen - a major oil resource that can be difficult to produce.
Limestone A versatile rock used in cement, food, paint, paper, drugs, concrete & more!
Azurite Granite ?
Azurite Granite? Found at the base of K2, the second highest mountain in the world.
What Are Pictographs? They are drawings or paintings on rocks made by people.
Forensic Geology My students come to class thinking that dirt is dirt and sand is sand...
Spectacular Yosemite Rockfall A photo sequence of rockfall and debris avalanche by Herb Dunn.
Coal Close Up
Coal Through a Microscope Coal is more than a black rock. It\'s THE most interesting rock.
Gold Panning Kits
Gold Pans and Panning Kits - classifiers, snuffer bottles. Learn how to pan for gold!
Carbonatite Lava Flows at Oldoinyo Lengai CO2-rich lavas that flow like motor oil.
Hand Lens A 10-power folding magnifier in a metal case. A frequently used lab and field tool.
Fee Mining sites are mines that you can enter, pay a fee, and keep anything that you find.