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MOST EXCELLENT geology links


Minerals and Rocks

Virtual Microscope for Cross Sections - thin slices of minerals and rocks up close and personal. Cool!

Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom- A-Z look at minerals
Mineral Gallery- mineral descriptions, images, and specimens

Quakes and Plates

Virtual Earthquake - find the location of an earthquake by triangulating data
Map of Recent Quakes- find out what's shaking!
Virtual Dating- find out how the ages of rocks are determined using radioactive isotopes

US Geological Survey: geology homepage - this site is a gateway to ask-a-geologist, earthquake info, water, mapping and much more

Story of Plate Tectonics - USGS presents the Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics
National Data Center's Tsunami Database - here you will find everything you ever wanted to know about every tsunami that has ravaged the sea since 49 B.C.
All About Tsunamis- another tell all adventure
Savage Tsunamis- waves of distruction- surf's up
Geology Hazards Slides- Yikes... quakes, volcanoes and tsunamis aftermath
Life along the Fault Line - the Exploratorium's online earthquake exhibit includes seismic science information, articles on earthquake-proof engineering, and a look back at the 1906 quake in San Francisco.
Global Earthquake Response Center - get information on what's shaking today and terrible earthquakes of the past
Real Time Earthquake Data - USGS gives current national earthquake information
National Earthquake Data Center - USGS earthquake information and hazards info

Animation of Earth's Crust- Hell's Crust revealed
Hell's Crust in Motion- PBS Story of Plate Tectonics
SavageEarthquakes- PBS Restless Planet


Volcano Facts for KIDS! - an amazing site which links to dozens of other sites that will blow you away!!

A Kid's Guide to Volcanoes- Tungsten Resources

Volcanic Eruption Prediction - the Annenbery/CPB project exhibits collection address the question: Can we predict volcanic eruptions. Well organized and interesting video clips.
Michigan Tech Volcanoes Page - contains information on volcano hazards, current activity, volcanic humor, and remote sensing
Savage Volcanoes- learn about how volcanoes form and then self-destruct
In the Shadow of Vesuvius- world's deadliest volcanoes, volcano SWAT teams and more
Volcanoes Online- What is a volcano? How are they are formed? What is the impact of eruptions? Find out here, and then test your knowledge with online games and multiple-choice quizzes.

Krakatau Volcano- Virtual Tour

Weathering and Landforms

Color Landform Atlas of NY- satellite and "3-d" relief images
Terra Server Arial Imagery- get detailed maps



American Museum of Natural History- Hall of Planet Earth - a fantastic virtual exhibit (and onsite too)
Natural Wonders of the World- Take a virtual tour through some of the highlights of mother nature at her most spectacular. Amazing!

Science Made Stupid- a pretty clever site for such stupidity

Natural Science Photos - stock photos from JLM Visuals

World Lecture Hall on Earth Science - check out some college classes

Michigan Tech Aurora Page - information, links and incredible photos of the Northern Lights. Check out Jan Curtis' shots from Alaska.

USGS Water Resources of US Water info galore

Realtime Water Data- USGS lastest info on stream levels in US

Virtual Cave- an in depth look at the wonders of the underground.