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Fossils are remains, traces or imprints of ancient life. They reveal Earth's biological history.
Diamonds - All about their geology, gemology, natural and lab-grown origins.
Igneous and Volcanic
Igneous and Volcanic Features an introduction to how these rocks occur below and above ground.
Geology Dictionary - contains thousands of geological terms with their definitions.
Gifts That Rock
Gifts That Rock - What are the most popular gift items in the Geology.com store?
Minerals - Descriptions, photos, articles, properties and uses for common minerals..
Darvaza Gas Crater
The Doorway to Hell is a flaming sinkhole seeping natural gas that has been burning for decades.
Troglobites are creatures that have adapted to a permanent life in the darkness of a cave.
Geologic Time Scale
Divisions of Geologic Time USGS periodically revises rock unit names and age estimates.
Land Below Sea Level
Land Below Sea Level - Did you know that dozens of land locations are below sea level?
Roadside Geology Guides Explain the Geology of your state as seen from the road.
Rocks Galleries of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock photos with descriptions.
Plate Tectonics Articles, theory, plate diagrams, plate maps and teaching ideas.
Maps Of Pangaea
Pangaea Maps A sequence of maps shows how a large supercontinent fragmented.
Geology Tools - Hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans.
What is a Maar?
What is a Maar? The second most common volcanic landscape feature on Earth.
Sliding Rocks - How these rocks slide across a dry lake bed is a mystery.
Watch out for Ticks!
Ticks are a problem for geologists in some areas. Learn to recognize and avoid them.
What Is Earth Science?
What Is Earth Science? The study of Earth and its neighbors in space. Learn more!
Dowsing is a method used to find underground water that is rejected by most geologists.
What Geologists Do
What Does a Geologist Do? Information and two videos about the relevance of geology today.
Gold History and Uses
Gold A history of gold uses, mining and prospecting over thousands of years.
Angel Falls in Venezuela is the tallest waterfall in the world - it is 3212 feet tall.
Rare Earth Elements
REEs Special metals used in cell phones, DVDs, batteries, magnets & many other products.
What are Glaciers?
What are Glaciers? Learn how glaciers form, flow, advance, retreat, and change over time.
Volcanoes Articles about volcanoes, volcanic hazards and eruptions past and present.
What is a Geyser?
What is a Geyser? Photos of geysers from around the world. Causes, height and more.
Rock Glaciers - Masses of ice, snow, rock, mud and water that slowly flow down slope.
Great Rift Valley
The East Africa Rift System Learn about the complex East Africa Rift Valley system.
San Andreas Fault
What is the San Andreas Fault? Map, photos and description of the fault.
Bear Attacks Knowing how to react to a bear encounter and attack could save your life.
Homeowners Insurance and Geologic Hazards Most policies do not cover geologic hazards.
The Geology of Bottled Water It costs 1000x as much as tap water. What are you getting?
How Old is the Grand Canyon? Wayne Ranney explores the Canyon*s age.
Diamonds from Coal?
Diamonds from Coal? They form under several conditions that rarely involve coal.
Salt Glaciers are masses of salt that flow downslope under their own weight.
Landslides A USGS fact sheet about landslides and events that trigger them.
Gold Panning Kits
Gold Pans and Panning Kits - classifiers, snuffer bottles. Learn how to pan for gold!
Salt Domes - Salt structures that are often associated with oil and natural gas.
The Selenga River delivers most of the water to Lake Baikal, the largest lake in the world.
Methane Hydrate deposits contain more fuel value than all other fossil fuels combined.
Cell Phone Photos
Take Great Cell Phone Photos - Low-cost, easy-to-use lenses will improve your photos.
Air Bubbles in Amber
Bubbles in Amber Cretaceous oxygen levels determed from air bubbles trapped in amber.
Waterproof Paper - Don't take chances with your field notes and maps. Use waterproof paper.
Green River Fossils
Spectacular Fossils of the Green River Formation. Some of the world\'s best fossil fish.
What is a Hydrograph?
What is a Hydrograph? Charts that display the change of a hydrologic variable over time.
Yosemite Rock Fall
Yosemite Rock Fall Photos A photo sequence of a rockfall and debris avalanche by Herb Dunn.
Yosemite Glaciers There are two active glaciers in Yosemite - both slowly melting away.
Stream Gaging Stations Used by hydrologists to monitor streams or other water bodies.