States Geological Survey
The U.S.G.S. is the main source for quality yet free geological data and
images on the www. Excellent example to all surveys worldwide. Has to
be my No. 1.
Walking with Dinosaurs
Fantastic educational site based on the much acclaimed BBC TV series with
lots to interest people of all ages. In the author's opinion not only
the best dino site, but one of the best geological sites.If you go to
the main BBC index the full address should read http://www.bbc.co.uk/dinosaurs/index.shtml.
and Planetary Institute ***** (3)
Loads of information and images with teacher workshops
and student programs. Possibly the best planetary site on the www.
Claims to be the premier site for volcano information and may well be.
It is certainly extremely comprehensive and as the site includes its own
search engine the information is also easily accessed. Includes features
such as 'ask a volcanologist', 'kids door' and much, much more. If your
time is limited and you are interested in the distribution of volcanoes
worldwide, including those which may have been inactive for millions of
years then this is one site not to miss.
Geology **** (5)
Includes an educator's guide to geologic processes,
impact craters, atmospheres, planetary surfaces and mapping, with hot
topics and cool links. With loads of free teachers guides.
Savage Earth ****
A good general introduction to the subject. Articles on volcanoes, earthquakes
and tsunamis with excellent images and animations.
Global Volcanism Program
Concentrates on documenting volcanic activity over the past 10,000 years
with emphasis on recording present day volcanic activity. Provides some
basic information but possibly most useful for its worldwide academic
links. From the Smithsonian Institution.
Illustrating the plate tectonic development of the
Earth over the past 1100 million years. With animations to be downloaded
plus other images.
This link site from the University of Mainz (the mainz link site!) has
be be the most thorough on the Internet for institutes, journals, museums,
jobs and much more. As such it had to be included in my Top 10.
Anatomy of a Mine
Detailed text on just about everything to do with mining in the US. Includes
topics from prospecting through to reclamation.