Web Resources by Subject: Geology
Special Class Pages
- Geology 100 – Earthquake, Volcanoes & Natural Disasters
Sites of Special Interest
- Divisions of Geologic Time
This site updates the classic geologic time scale.
Nevada Geology Education
- Desert Research Institute (DRI)
Located in Reno. Information about desert climate and related topics.
- Lake Lahontan Expedition: Land Rovers Meet the Ice Age
- Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering
At UNR. Good geology links about the State of Nevada.
Teaching Materials and Information
Earth Science Organizations
- Geological Society of Nevada
Includes the society's newsletter and lots of geology Web links.
- Geological Society of America
A well-done site with a lot of information, including a bookstore where you can, but GSA stuff online!
U.S. and Nevada Government Agencies
- U.S. Geological Survey
An extensive site with good information and links.
- California Geological Survey
A great site, with maps for sale, earthquake information and various online publications.
- Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
The state agency that surveys and maps Nevada's mineral resources.
- Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Information Office
Learn about Nevada geology, mining, fossil fuels, rocks and more at this listing of links.
- National Geophysical Data Center
Lots of data from "the fields of marine geology and geophysics, paleoclimatology, solar-terrestrial physics, solid earth geophysics and glaciology."
- Nevada Division of Minerals
- National Earthquake Information Center (USGS)
This site has lots of information about earthquakes, including a cool "near real-time" list of quakes worldwide.
- Seismo-surfing the Internet
A large list of seismic data links compiled by Dr. Steve Malone, who graduated from UNR with a Ph.D. in geophysics in 1972.
A site with a variety of seismic information links brought to you by Advanced Geologic Exploration, a Reno consulting firm.
- Department of Energy (U.S.)
The DOE has fantastic information to offer you. One of their current Department Highlights is the Yucca Mountain Viability Assessment.
- Energy Information Administration
This is an agency within the DOE. It produces extensive information about the nation's energy resources. The coverage is comprehensive and includes everything from the Petroleum Market Report to information about alternative fuels. Often, statistics and tables are included.
- Geology Web Information
A guide to Internet resources.
- Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program
Great map of world volcanoes and links to other sites.
- Volcano World
A cute site with quality information. Provides exact location information and sometimes photos of specific volcanoes.
- Yellowstone Volcano Observatory
- American Museum of Natural History
Beautiful website with some good links.
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
See the Department of Mineral Sciences.
- Guide to Natural History Museums
A good list of museums all over the world.
Maps: (Geologic and Topographic)
- The Paleomap Project
This great site has numerous maps that "illustrate the plate tectonic development of the ocean basins and continents, as well as the changing distribution of land and sea during the past 1100 million years."
Mapping and other information. Includes water issues.
- USGS National Mapping Information Page
Find many quality products here and learn how to interpret topography maps.
- USGS Mineral Information page
Great links to Mineral Resources Informationand various Geologic Fact Sheets. See also the Western Mineral Resources Team page.
- Mineralogy Links
Resources for rock-hounds! A unique feature is the Java-Script buttons at the top of the page, with which you can change the background color of the page!
- Mineral Gallery
Excellent, detailed listing of minerals by name and by class. Also has a cool listing of gemstones, birthstones, etc. You can buy gems online, too.
- Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration
The society is "an international society of professionals in the minerals industry."
- Nevada Mining Association
A very well-executed Web design! Useful mining information, too!
- Various precious metals:
- The Gold Institute
From King Tut to computers, humans have always coveted GOLD!
- The Silver Institute
Silver has at least 14 commercial uses and demand has risen with the increase in production of electronic devices of all sorts.
- The Copper Page
Not just pennies, copper has come into its own with the computer age.
- The Gold Institute
Natural Disaster Information
Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Marine Geology and Geophysics
From the Marine Geology and Geophysics Division of NOAA.
- This Dynamic Earth
A wonderful, richly illustrated book from the USGS that describes Plate Tectonics in mostly non-technical language.
- Introduction to Plate Tectonics
Good historical background.
See Also: Geology Courses Offered @ TMCC.
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