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Not only is fieldwork an essential part of the training of any geologist, it can also be fun for the family. The collecting of fossils can easily distract even the youngest of children for several hours. However, the safety aspects must be emphasised as many people get severely injured or killed around our coastlines and cliffs every year. Some particular hazards include:
Unstable cliff tops; Rocks falling from cliffs or mountains
Rising tides; Large waves
It is also important to remember that the locations are not an infinite resource and should be treated in a manner that will allow future generations to have access to them.
The following sites give details regarding safety and fieldwork codes. These are UK guides, the first two of which are relevant worldwide.
Safety during Fieldwork - Including references
The sites listed have been restricted to those with a significant geological content.
The Virtual Field Guides
Alpine Notes, A general guide with maps and photos.
Carpathian Mountains, Fold and thrust belt.
French Alps, Geological interpretation
Prealpes Medianes, Paleotectonics and Sedimentology
Chartreuse massif, Subalps, with a faulted syncline picked out by the Urgonian limestone.
Ardennes, Virtual geology tour
Belgeol, Belgium geological links
Ilomantsi, eastern Finland, Geological development, gold mineralization and exploration methods in the late Archean Hattu schist belt.
Finland, Diamond Potential of Finland: Summary
Finland, Geomorphology of Finland
Finland, Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Kimberlites and Related Rocks from Finland
Finland, Norway and the USA, Proterozoic stratigraphy and sedimentology case histories
Finland, Norway, the Scandinavian mineral gallery
Provence, The South-East of France: Regional Geology
Armoricain Massif, Geology and mineralogy of the west part of France (in French).
The French Channel Coast, Regional information.
Limay et Guerville, Les fossiles de
France, Fossils and stratigraphy of over 20 sites (in French)
France, Geology of from the BRGM, data available
Montagne Noire, Géologie de la, southern France (in French)
Morvan, Massif Central, Geology of
Reims, Documents pédagogiques pour une étude du paléogène de la région de Reims (in French)
Lorraine, Les Environnements Coralliens de L'Oxfordien
France, Fossil localities throughout France with excellent images
Pyrénées-Orientales, Le sentier géologique de Montbolo pour découvrir les roches des , (in French) (southern France)
bassin de Paris, Les fossiles du
Links, Geology of France in both English and French
Le massif de la Clape / Sommaire (in French) (southern France)
Brittany, Ordovician Trilobites
Dauphine and Provence Alps, France, Comparative Stratigraphy of Liassic Sediments
des Harzes, Die Geologisch-strukturellen Einheiten (in German)
Links, to geological sites in Germany
A Virtual Geological Field Trip to Iceland, 17 localities, geology plus glaciers and landforms
Southern Iceland, Iceland geological map and numerous field localities
Capri, A brief geology of the island
Dingle Peninsula, Geology & Beaches
Bantry to Killarney, Structural und metamorphic evolution along a geological profile SW Ireland
Connemara, Field Trip
Tørdal, Telemark, Bazzite from a pegmatite, South Norway
Oppdal area, Tectonics, central Norway
Vinstra, Oppland, An epitaxy of rutile on hematite, Norway
Ås, The Quaternary Geology of , southeastern Norway
Bear Island, Geology of , Norway
Svalbard, Geology of , Norway
Oppland, The Grua Mining District, , Norway
Oppland Flyke, The minerals in the Miaroles of Granites/Syenites, near Harestua
Links, Geology in Norway
Norway, Minerals and rocks
Norway, Minerals and localities
The geology of Svalbard
Skjækerdalen, gabbroic intrusive complex, central Norway, mineralogy, petrogenesis and emplacement history
Norway, Synchysite, Mineralogy
Byrud, Norway, Emerald Mines
Evje/Iveland, Pegmatite District
Snarum, Modum, Buskerud, Norway, Magnesite Quarries
Valongo, East of Oporto, General geological characteristics of
Soroki, Economic gold mineralisation of the Soroki greenstone belt