Geology Resources

Online Tutorials

The following tutorials can help geology students learn about how to identify common minerals & rocks, and assist them in preparing for their geology laboratory tests on mineral & rock identification.

Geology Web Sites

The following are web-sites that may be useful in providing information on geologic topics related to the world, the United States and to Arizona:

Geology Web Sites
 
Geology Web Cams*
 
Earthquake Web Sites
 
 

*From the webcam links above, you can see the current conditions at various geologic sites within the United States, including one from a circling satellite. Most are just the current still photographs but some are live video feeds.

Field Trips

Field trips are an excellent way of learning and understanding geology; and also to become more familiar with Arizona and what makes it a beautiful state. The following is a list of optional field trips that may be offered during the semester for extra credit. The information provided for each of the destinations can also be used to conduct your own field trip.

Further reading -

Geology as seen from the porch of the Ghost City Inn, Jerome

Online Tutorials
Form / File Name File
20 Common Minerals icon Download
Map Pictionary icon Download
Mineral Pictionary icon Download
Rock Pictionary icon Download
Field Trips
Form / File Name File
Kartchner Caverns icon Download
Montezuma Well / Jerome / Tonto Natural Bridge icon Download
Sunset Crater / Wupatki icon Download