Unites States Geological Survey (USGS): The premier web site for anything to do with geology!
USGS Earthquake Hazards: Think you felt the "big one?" Go here to find out.
Christchurch Earthquake: Fantastic images of the earthquake damage from the 7.0 Magnitude Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake on 9/3/2010
USGS Volcano Hazards: Go here. Madame Pele will thank you!
Prediction: Go here for an in-depth look at how the 1980 volcanic eruption
Volcano World: A comprehensive list of volcano activity around the world.
How Volcanoes Work: A very thorough website from SDSU concerning everything to do with volcanoes.
USGS Photo Glossary of Volcanic Terms: There are lots of words associated with volcanoes. Go here for their definitions with pictures!
Volcano Data Center: A list of websites to find out more about volcanoes.
National Geographic Forces of Nature: Go here to see more about the wrath of earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and tornadoes on humans.
Volcanic Ash: Go to this website to see more about how volcanic ash is both helpful and harmful to humanity.
Volcano and Geologic Resources: Nice list of volcano and geology resources suggested by Corrine Able of Online College Classes site.
TopoZone: Want to see where you live? Taking a hiking trip soon? Go here to find topographic maps for your destination.
Hazards Program, Southern California: Go here for the local office of the
USGS here in
Finding Fault: Go here to see actual pictures of earthquake producing faults.
This Dynamic Planet: Go here for an interactive online GIS map of the Dynamic Planet map used in class. Click on the map to launch the GIS.
Geology.com: Go here for plenty of resources in the wonderful world of geology.
Virtual Field Trip: This is a nice site detailing Southern California Geology from Cal State Long Beach.
Science of Sand: This is a remarkable site that shows sand samples for many beaches.
Geologic Timeline Animation: Go here for a really cool geologic timeline animation!
UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology: Go here for information about paleontology and evolution
Tour of Geologic Time: Go here for detailed information about geologic time.
Geologic Timescale: An interactive geologic time scale.
The Periodic Table of Videos: Go here to see videos about all of the elements!
Chemical Elements.com: Go here to see what minerals are made of!
Periodic Table of Elements: Go here for an interactive periodic table.
Mokeur's Periodic Table: Another interactive periodic table.
Chemicool Periodic Table: Another interactive periodic table by MIT
WebElements Periodic Table: Now do you see how important chemistry is when studying rocks and minerals???
Minerals and Rocks
Mineral Identification Chart: Helpful for the Mineral ID Lab
Mineral Identification Key: This is another great chart for mineral identification
Excel Mineral Identification Chart: Download an Excel Spreadsheet to help identify your minerals.
Mineral and Mineral Resource Information
Mineral Gallery: Plenty of help for researching minerals and gemstones
Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom: Lots of mineral information here.
Geology.com Mineral Uses: Great information on minerals and their uses.
Mineral Resources On-Line Spatial Data: Looking to make a map of your mineral resource or to download GIS files? This is the place to go!!!
Minerals on Google Earth: Go here to find where certain minerals are mined using Google Earth
Mineral Resources Program: Go to the main authority on all topics in geology, the US Geological Survey!
Mineral Statistics and Information: Go here for mineral statistics
Minerals Management Service: Federal Agency responsible for managing our precious resources.
Mindat Mineralogy Database: Plenty of information on mineral resources and locations.
Mineralogy 4 Kids: Good stuff on uses of minerals
Mineral Facts and FAQ’s: Go here for frequently asked questions about minerals
Information Institute: How much of each type of mineral will a person
living in the
Common Minerals and their Uses: What are different minerals used for?
Mineral Miners: Lots of Minerals Here!
Institution: Mineral Information from one of the leading museums in the
The Image Mineral Gallery: Plenty of help for researching minerals and gemstones
Webmineral Mineralogy Database: Tons of information here.
Webmineral A to Z Listing: An A to Z listing of minerals and gemstones
Bancroft Mineral Collection at UCSB: Go here to see some a really nice mineral collection!
Linus Pauling Institute at OSU: Go here for info about why you need minerals in your diet to maintain good health.
Minerals and Kids’ Health: Eat good food rich in minerals!
Birthstones: Go here to find your birthstone!
Rocks and Minerals Links: Plenty of information here.
Mineralogical Society of Southern California: Really interested in minerals? Join this club!
Mineral Sciences Department/Museum at the Natural History Museum of LA County: Go see this great museum sometime!
Igneous Rocks Tour: This will be helpful with the Igneous Rock Lab
Sedimentary Rocks Tour: This will be helpful with the Sedimentary Rock Lab
Metamorphic Rocks Tour: This will be helpful with the Metamorphic Rock Lab