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Fossils and Paleontology
Green River Fossils
The Green River Formation is one of the most famous rock units in the world for its fossils.
Petrified Wood is a fossil that forms when dissolved material precipitates and replaces wood.
Ammolite is a fossil and a gemstone. It is shell material from fossil ammonites.
Fossil Gems Many gems such as coral, amber, ammolite, and petrified wood are fossils.
Fossils and Beer
Fossils and Beer - Do you know which fossiliferous rock is used to make beer?
Fossil Kits Learn how to identify fossils and where they fit into the geologic time scale.
A Close Look at Coal
Coal Through a Microscope Coal is more than a black rock. It is THE most interesting rock.
Jet is a black organic gem material that forms from well-preserved woody material.
Petrified Palm is a gem material found in Oligocene age rocks of the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Turritella Agate is a brown agate containing snail fossils from the Green River Formation.
Climate & Ecosystems
Understanding Past Climate and Ecosystems West Coast Fossil Park, South Africa.
What is Peanut Wood?
Peanut Wood is a type of fossil wood found in Australia. Do you know how it forms?
Geology Tools - Hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans.
Tucson Mineral Show
Tucson Mineral Show Photos A visit to the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show.