An Introduction to Geology: 3


Igneous rocks (from Wikimedia Commons)

Lecture notes for class 3: 2013_IntroGeol_Lect3

A guide to some of the common rock-forming minerals.

A summary of igneous rocks, magmas and volcanoes (courtesy of Tulane University)

National Museum of Wales’ guide to minerals (including those of the igneous rocks of Wales)

The UK Virtual Microscope (images of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks in hand specimen and under the microscope, courtesy of the Open University).

Teaching resources on volcanoes (courtesy of the US Geological Survey)

Volcano in the lab (a Royal Society of Chemistry experiment to build your own wax volcano)

High resolution, simplified geological map of the UK (from the same website)

The Mentos-Diet Coke volcano (a very explosive DIY experiment!)

Eruptions of confection (a lot of volcanic cakes – of no scientific value, but good fun!)


Earth scientist in North Yorkshire, fossilist on the Dinosaur Coast. Director of the Yorkshire Fossil Festival and palaeontologist with Hidden Horizons. Can be found cricketing for Ovington CC. Can be found twittering as @fossiliam.


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