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This is your launch pad for everything to do with geology--especially in the context of a truly exciting lifelong learning adventure.. Of course you can learn a lot of stuff here because we're loading up with geology resources of all sorts. It's a learning experience, of course; but  that's only part of the purpose here. You need to find your own place in geology--the place that gets you excited enough to sell out to it. Naturally, there are some career implications; but if you take care of doing what you really love to do, the career thing is going to take care of itself.


Here is a directory of some of the things you can do here:

 

Topic Tutorials
Complete chapters from some of the best college-level textbooks for geology courses.

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Core Subjects

Here is one of the best-selling books on doing geology. It's awesome for beginners and amateur geologists. Or if you have a latent passion for the subject, this website plus this book will get your juices flowing!

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Note: Some of these tutorials might require a PDF reader. If you do not have an the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your device, you can download a free copy here. Many also require the Google Play app for mobile devices.

Here are some complete sample chapters from leading geology textbooks. Browse them, skim the material, or get totally serious about the content.

  1. The Nature of Geology
  2. Investigating Geologic Questions
  3. Plate Tectonics
  4. Earth Materials
  5. Igneous Environments
  6. Volcanoes & Volcanic Hazards
  7. Earthquakes & Earth's Interior
  8. Climate, Weather & their Influences on Geology
  9. Rivers and Streams
  10. Conventional Fossil Fuel Resources
  11. Setting the Stage for Learning about the Earth
  12. Minerals, Rocks, and the Rock Cycle
  13. Using Igneous Rocks to Interpret Earth History
  14. Working with Topographic Maps
  15. Weathering and Soil
  16. Glaciers and Glaciation

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Geology Organizations and Research Opportunities

Note: I am anxious to expand this feature to include reputable geology organizations and research opportunities outside North America. Please leave your suggestions on the Facebook page.

Organizations

The Geological Society of America

 

Classifieds

Geotimes Classified Ads

GSA Today Classified Ads

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It is commonly understood that "a picture speaks a thousand words." So ... what do you suppose you can learn from a thousand pictures?

 

Minerals

  1. Andalusite
  2. Anhydrite
  3. Apatite
  4. Arsenopyrite
  5. Augite
  6. Azurite
  7. Barite
  8. Bauxite
  9. Benitoite
  10. Beryl
  11. Biotite
  12. Bornite
  13. Calcite
  14. Cassiterite
  15. Chalcocite
  16. Chalcopyrite
  17. Chlorite
  18. Chromite
  19. Chrysoberyl
  20. Cinnabar
  21. Clinozoisite
  22. Copper
  23. Cordierite
  24. Corundum
  25. Cuprite
  26. Diamond
  27. Diopside
  28. Dolomite
  29. Enstatite
  30. Epidote
  31. Fluorite
  32. Fuchsite
  33. Galena
  34. Garnet
  35. Glauconite
  36. Gold
  37. Graphite
  38. Gypsum
  39. Halite
  40. Hematite
  41. Hornblende
  42. Ilmenite
  43. Jadeite
  44. Kyanite
  45. Limonite
  46. Magnesite
  47. Magnetite
  48. Malachite
  49. Marcasite
  50. Molybdenite
  51. Monazite
  52. Muscovite
  53. Nepheline
  54. Nephrite
  55. Olivine
  56. Orthoclase
  57. Plagioclase
  58. Prehnite
  59. Pyrite
  60. Pyrophyllite
  61. Pyrrhotite
  62. Quartz
  63. Rhodochrosite
  64. Rhodonite
  65. Rutile
  66. Scapolite
  67. Serpentine
  68. Siderite
  69. Sillimanite
  70. Silver
  71. Sodalite
  72. Sphalerite
  73. Spinel
  74. Spodumene
  75. Staurolite
  76. Sulfur
  77. Sylvite
  78. Talc
  79. Titanite
  80. Topaz
  81. Tourmaline
  82. Turquoise
  83. Uraninite
  84. Witherite
  85. Wollastonite
  86. Zircon
  87. Zoisite

Rocks
(Metamorphic)

  1. Aa Volcanic
  2. Andesite
  3. Anorthosite
  4. Basalt
  5. Diorite
  6. Dunite
  7. Felsite
  8. Gabbro
  9. Granite
  10. Granodiorite
  11. Komatiite
  12. Lapillistone
  13. Latite
  14. Obsidian
  15. Pahoehoe
  16. Pegmatite
  17. Peridotite
  18. Perlite
  19. Porphyry
  20. Pumice
  21. Pyroxenite
  22. Quartz Monzonite
  23. Rhyolite
  24. Scoria
  25. Syenite
  26. Tonalite
  27. Troctolite
  28. Tuff

Rocks
(Igneous)

  1. Anorthosite
  2. Aplite
  3. Basalt
  4. Basanite
  5. Boninite
  6. Carbonatite
  7. Charnockite
  8. Dacite
  9. Diabase
  10. Diorite
  11. Dunite
  12. Essexite
  13. Foidolite
  14. Gabbro
  15. Granite
  16. Granodiorite
  17. Granophyre
  18. Harzburgite
  19. Hornblendite
  20. Hyaloclastite
  21. Icelandite
  22. Ignimbrite
  23. Ijolite
  24. Kimberlite
  25. Komatiite
  26. Lamproite
  27. Lamprophyre
  28. Latite
  29. Lherzolite
  30. Monzogranite
  31. Monzonite
  32. Nepheline Syenite
  33. Nephelinite
  34. Norite
  35. Obsidian
  36. Pegmatite
  37. Peridotite
  38. Phonolite 
  39. Picrite 
  40. Porphyry 
  41. Pumice 
  42. Pyroxenite 
  43. Quartz Diorite 
  44. Quartz Monzonite 
  45. Rhyodacite 
  46. Rhyolite 
  47. Scoria 
  48. Sovite 
  49. Syenite 
  50. Tachylyte 
  51. Tephrite 
  52. Tonalite 
  53. Trachyandesite 
  54. Trachyte 
  55. Troctolite 
  56. Trondhjemite 
  57. Tuff 
  58. Websterite
  59. Wehrlite

Rocks
(Sedimentary)

  1. Argillite
  2. Arkoseion 
  3. Breccia
  4. Chalk
  5. Chert
  6. Claystone
  7. Coal
  8. Conglomerate
  9. Coquina
  10. Diamictite
  11. Diatomite
  12. Dolomite
  13. Evaporite
  14. Flint
  15. Greywacke
  16. Gritstone
  17. Itacolumite
  18. Jaspillite
  19. Laterite
  20. Lignit 
  21. Limeston 
  22. Marl
  23. Mudstone
  24. Oil Shale
  25. Oolite
  26. Sandstone
  27. Shale
  28. Siltstone
  29. Tillite
  30. Travertine
  31. Tufa
  32. Turbidite
  33. Wackestone
 

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David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015