BATON ROUGE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

 

General Earth Sciences Web Links

Organized and annotated web links to a wide variety of geology topics with photographs, information and resources on the world-wide web

 

Minerals
Royal Ontario Museum (http://www.rocksforkids.com/RFK/Rocks&Minerals.html)
Smithsonian (http://mineralsciences.si.edu/)
Mineralogical Society (http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/collectors_corner/index.htm)
Mineralogical Society (mineral identification) (http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/collectors_corner/id/mineral_id_keyi1.htm)
Department of Bremen (Germany) (http://gimizu.de/kabinett/index.en.html)


Minerals under the microscope
U of Bristol, UK (http://www.gly.bris.ac.uk/www/teach/opmin/mins.html)
U of N. Carolina (http://www.geolab.unc.edu/Petunia/IgMetAtlas/mainmenu.html)

Commercial sites with good images and descriptions
http://www.minerals.net/mineral/index.htm
http://www.theimage.com/mineral/
http://www.mii.org/mineral_photos_by_type.htm
http://www.galleries.com/
http://www.yuprocks.com/
http://webmineral.com/
http://www.rocksandminerals4u.com/index.html

Rocks
UBC slide set (http://www.eos.ubc.ca/resources/slidesets/)
National Geographic (http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/photos/rocks.html)
Mineralogical Society (http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/collectors_corner/id/rock_key.htm)
Rob's Granite Page (Texas Llano area) (http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~rmr/)

Fossils
UBC slide set (http://www.eos.ubc.ca/resources/slidesets/)
Smithsonian (http://paleobiology.si.edu/)
The Fossil Museum (http://www.fossilmuseum.net/FossilGalleries.htm)
The Paleo Portal (http://www.paleoportal.org/index.php?globalnav=fossil_gallery&sectionnav=main)
US Geological Survey (http://geology.er.usgs.gov/paleo/)


Commercial sites with good images and descriptions
http://www.yuprocks.com/fossil_pictures.shtml

Natural Selection
NOVA (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/beta/evolution/)
University of California at Berkeley (http://evolution.berkeley.edu/)

Landforms
UBC slide set (http://www.eos.ubc.ca/resources/slidesets/)

Geological Processes
UBC slide set (http://www.eos.ubc.ca/resources/slidesets/)
Nat. Geo. (http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/photos/weathering-erosion-gallery.html)


Geological Maps

http://geology.about.com/od/stategeologicmaps/Geologic_Maps_of_the_US_States.htm

Plate Tectonics
Tanya Atwater (http://www.dlese.org/library/catalog_SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-436.htm)
USGS Dynamic Earth (http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/dynamic.html)
National Geographic Society (http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/photos/plate-tectonics-gallery.html)

General Geology:
Geology.com (http://geology.com/)
About Geology (http://geology.about.com/?once=true&)

Volcanoes
Michigan Tech University (http://www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/)
Oregon State University(http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/)

Extraterrestrial
NASA(http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/index.html)

Soils
USDA soils (http://soils.usda.gov/)

Webcams
(note: webcams are in real time relative to central time in the U.S., so linking to live cameras in Europe, Asia and Africa may be at night) (some links are broken)


Mount Etna, Sicily (http://www.vulcanoetna.it/en_etna_cam.php)
U.S. National Parks (http://geology.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&zTi=1&sdn=geology&cdn=education&tm=48&gps=109_204_1244_686&f=11&tt=14&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www2.nature.nps.gov/air/webcams/)
Sites in America (http://geology.about.com/od/cams_americas/?once=true&)
Sites in Europe and Africa (http://geology.about.com/od/cams_europe_africa/?once=true&)
Sites in Australia and the Pacific (http://geology.about.com/od/cams_auspacific/?once=true&)
Sites in Asia (http://geology.about.com/od/cams_asia/?once=true&)




 

 

 

 

Please email any problems you identify on this website to the BRGS webmaster

Last updated: January 4, 2010