New Ask-a-Geologist Question: Layered Rock

Question: What is the term for the layering of sedimentary rock?

Earthquakes are an Interesting Geological Phenomenon

Earthquakes usually occur when the Earth’s crust moves along a fault, a break in the Earth’s crust, causing the location of the land to shift. There are basically three types of faults: normal, reverse and tear. Normal faults occur where the rocks pull apart and the rocks on the upper side of the fault slide downward. Reverse faults occur where the rocks are pushed together and the rocks on the upper side of the fault slide upwards. Tear faults move sideways instead of up and down, just as if the rocks were being torn apart.

Our Most Popular Ask-a-Geologist Question…..EVER!

This has to be the most-asked question we receive here at Mini Me Geology. Question: What are the hollow ball-like objects, such as quartz, which are found in sedimentary rocks?

My Rockin’ Collection! Sedimentary Rocks

Kids will learn about some of the Earth’s most beautiful and interesting rocks in Mini Me Geology’s Sedimentary Rock collection.

New Ask-a-Geologist Question: Igneous Rocks

New question from Mini Me Geology’s Ask-a-Geologist Feature! Question: What are some household items made out of igneous rock?

Arkose – Beautiful Sedimentary Rock

Arkose is a beautiful sedimentary rock that is typically gray, pink or red. This coarse-grained rock forms when igneous rocks break apart and the pieces travel to a river, lake or ocean.

New Ask-a-Geologist Question: What is in magma that makes up a rock?

Question:  What is in magma that makes up a rock? Answer:  Magma is the term used for liquid rock which forms deep below the Earth’s surface.  Magma can be composed of many different things such as silicates, alkalis, iron and magnesium.  The composition of the magma will determine the type of rocks which it will […]

Growing Rock Candy Crystals: A Sweet & Fun Science Experiment

Parents and children can have a fun time together growing rock candy sugar crystals. Making your own rock candy is great summer science and it makes a wonderful sweet treat too!

Loess – the Earth’s most fragile rock!

Loess is formed from fine (small) grained, windblown sediment in glacier or desert areas. Loess is made of mostly silt but may also have some small amounts of sand and clay. The major mineral present is quartz with minor amounts of feldspar, calcite, dolomite, and clay.