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The Basis of Rock Classification

Beginning in the 18th century, geologists struggled to develop a sensible way to classify rocks, for they realized, as …

Studying Rock

The study of rocks begins by examining a rock in an outcrop. If the outcrop is big enough, such an examination will rev…

Igneous Origin of Diamonds

Diamonds are a rare occurrence on the surface of the planet because it takes extremely hot and high pressure conditions…

Siccar Point - the world's most important geological site and the birthplace of modern geology

Siccar Point  is world-famous as the most important unconformity described by James Hutton (1726-1797) in support of hi…

30+ Thin Section Photos That Will Develop Your Interest in Petrography

The art of getting ready thin sections has been critical to expertise the core samples that scientists are observing. T…