Today’s Ask-a-Geologist Question: Banded Textures

Question: What term for metamorphic rock with banded texture?

Join us on a Mineral Mission!

The first kit in our new Rock Detectives line is now available. Take your children on a Mineral Mission with this fantastic kit. Your Mineral Mission kit comes complete with six cool mineral samples, a hand magnifier and a CD with over 25 pages of mineral information, sample identification activities, puzzles, coloring pages, and experiments.

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.

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.


A geyser is a hot spring which ejects hot water a vapors through a crack in the rock.

Amethyst is one of the most popular minerals with children

Amethyst is a common, purple form of the mineral quartz. Fairly hard, amethyst is a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale which has a range from 1 (softest) to 10 (hardest).

Is a River Young or Old? The Answer is in the Curves!

Rivers are natural water bodies which flow toward another water body such as another river, lake or ocean.

What does a geologist need to know?

What does a geologist need to know? The answer to this question is based on the type of work that the geologist is involved with. You may be surprised to learn of all of the different types of jobs that a geologist can have.

Why do sandstone rocks sometimes have holes in them?

Why do sandstone rocks sometimes have holes in them?

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