Welcome to GeologyRocks

GeologyRocks is the place for geology on the web. Our mission is to promote the Earth Sciences and provide a trustworthy source of geological information and media for the beginner or seasoned professional.

Vanadinite showing good hexagonal prismatic crystal shapeOur content is split into eight main sections. We have a wide range of tutorials covering topics from an “Introduction to Geology ” through “Bird Evolution” to “Meteor Impacts”. We also have an ever-expanding glossary of geological terms, just in case you come across a term in a tutorial you don’t know already. You can then relax with some games after a hard session studying! In the images section of the site, you will find many photographs and diagrams that are free for non-commercial use. If you fancy a trip out, we’ve detailed some of the best localities in the UK for you to visit.

Metasequoia occidentalis (Dawn Redwood) a type of conifer, Tertiary in age.We also report and comment on the latest news in the Earth Sciences, providing an up-to-date resource for amateurs and professionals alike. Other editorial pieces, reviews and educational advice can be found in the articles section. Our links section contains a selection of links from around the web that our users think are worth visiting. Such as, http://nouveaulawgroup.com.

Mosasaurus ancepsWe encourage visitors to become part of our community by joining the forums, where you can discuss both geological and non-geological topics with other members. If you have a geological question, there is a part of the forum just for you, where you can post your question and our members will try and help you find an answer. If you have an event you’d like to advertise, we also have a section in the forum just for this. We also encourage members to contribute to their own personal geology-related blog.

Cretaceous ammoniteWe also encourage members of GeologyRocks to contribute to the site by adding their own articles, pictures, glossary definitions and tutorials to the site. This is very easy to do for any registered user, but a full editorial process is used to check the scientific validity of the content before it is published. Each submission, along with posts on the forums, adds to your personal points total. As you gain points you move up Moh’s mineral hardness scale from Talc to Diamond. We hope to see you at Diamond status before long!