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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.
Rock and Mineral Kits
Rock, Mineral and Fossil Collections. Specimens for personal or classroom use.
Geodes look like ordinary rocks on the outside but can be spectacular inside!
Flint, Chert, Jasper
Flint, Chert, and Jasper are types of chalcedony and names for microcrystalline quartz.
Tumbled Stones are rocks that have been rounded, smoothed and polished in a rock tumbler.
Fluorescent Minerals and rocks glow with spectacular colors under ultraviolet light.
Hardness Picks - Test for hardness with precise and easy-to-use hardness picks.
Lapis Lazuli - a metamorphic rock and the most popular blue opaque gemstone in history.
The Brewery Rock ?
The Rock Used to Make Beer - Geologists are beer experts and should know about this rock.
Quartzite a nonfoliated metamorphic rock composed almost entirely of quartz.
Rock Salt is a sedimentary rock composed of the mineral halite. It has many uses!
Puddingstone - a conglomerate with clasts that contrast in color with the matrix. Alamy Images.
A Grain of Sand Gallery of sand grains through a microscope by Dr. Gary Greenberg.
Geology Dictionary - contains thousands of geological terms with their definitions.
Sliding Rocks on Racetrack Playa How they slide across a dry lake bed is a mystery.
Trap Rock is a name applied to any dark-colored igneous rock used to produce crushed stone.
Shale The rock that is quickly transforming the energy industry.
Charoitite - a purple metamorphic rock dominated by the mineral charoite. It is used as a gem.
Difficult Rocks Elementary students find lots of rocks that you will not be able to identify.
Mariposite - a name used for green chromium-rich micas and certain rocks colored by them.
Rocks on Mars
Rocks on Mars Many of the rocks found on Mars are not very different from Earth rocks.
Rock Tumblers - All about rock tumblers and rock tumbling. Read before you buy a tumbler.
Don*t Go To Jail
Rock Collectors must know the rules before removing rocks from public and private property.
Geology Tools - Hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans.
Sand is a diverse material. This gallery includes photos of sand from around the world.
The Unsung Mineral Hero - and the commodity upon which almost everything is built.
Soapstone is a talc-rich rock with properties that make it suitable for a variety of projects.
Unakite is a metamorphosed granite composed of green epidote and pink orthoclase.
Rock Art People have been producing rock art for thousands of years. A world-wide collection.
Coquina - A porous limestone composed almost entirely of fossil debris.
Rock-Forming Minerals - most of Earth*s crust is made up of a small number of minerals.
Gifts That Rock
Gifts That Rock - What are the most popular gift items in the Geology.com store?
Igneous and Volcanic
Igneous and Volcanic Features an introduction to how these rocks occur below and above ground.
Oil Sands contain oil in the form of bitumen - a major oil resource that can be difficult to produce.
Uses of Granite
Uses of Granite The rock used everywhere from the kitchen to the facing stone of skyscrapers.
Siltstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of silt-sized particles.
What Are Pictographs? They are drawings or paintings on rocks made by people.
The Richest Meteorite Field - More meteorites found here than anywhere else on Earth.
Gold Panning Kits
Gold Pans and Panning Kits - classifiers, snuffer bottles. Learn how to pan for gold!
Hand Lens A 10-power folding magnifier in a metal case. A frequently used lab and field tool.
Curling Stones are made from a special type of granite, found at just a few locations worldwide.
Mineral Show Photos From the 2010 Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show.
Limestone A versatile rock used in cement, food, paint, paper, drugs, concrete & more!
Coal Close Up
Coal Through a Microscope Coal is more than a black rock. It\'s THE most interesting rock.
Spectacular Yosemite Rockfall A photo sequence of rockfall and debris avalanche by Herb Dunn.
Caliche is a lithified layer in soil or sediment. It is considered to be a sedimentary rock.
Chalk is a variety of limestone formed from fine-grained marine sediment known as ooze.
Azurite Granite ?
Azurite Granite? Found at the base of K2, the second highest mountain in the world.
Dacite - a light-colored extrusive igneous rock intermediate between rhyolite and andesite.
Diabase - the rock selected for Stonehenge and transported 240 miles in 2100 BC.
Forensic Geology My students come to class thinking that dirt is dirt and sand is sand...