Other interesting websites

Geology Matters. This website is a geology showcase of 4 Black Country museums and is managed in partnership by the Black Country Geological Society, Dudley Museums Service, Sandwell Museums Service and Wolverhampton Arts and Museums Service. Read articles or watch videos about all things geology related contributed by members of the Black Country Geological Society and local museum curators and explore specimens from geology collections held by our Black Country museums.

The Black Country Geopark Project. The Black Country is a special place in the heart of England, where the minerals on our doorstep and the geology beneath our feet helped shape the industrial revolution and the world.

The Black Country Atlas (interactive map) Search the Black Country by map. Search geology, attractions, schools, investment sites, business and you can even search the canals!

Distinctly Black Country. This network aims to link people who are interested in the way the past has made the modern Black Country landscape. They also want to describe its characteristic features, and to get people out exploring the things that make it special and different.

Down to Earth is Britain’s only mass circulation geological magazine with thousands of readers nationwide. Published quarterly, Down to Earth is packed with geological news and information for all. Whatever your interest in earth science, Down to Earth will have something for you. There’s a minimum of 32 pages in each issue all in full colour written in a lively modern style to suit everyone.

OneGeology is an international initiative of the geological surveys of the world. Thanks to the enthusiasm and support of participating nations, the initiative has progressed rapidly towards its target – creating dynamic geological map data of the world, available to everyone via the web.

Mindat.org has the aim of building and sharing information about minerals, their properties and where they are found. It is now the world’s largest public database of mineral information with an army of worldwide volunteers adding and verifying new information daily.

Urban Geology is the geology of the built environment. This includes the building stones and other materials used in town and cities as well as the tantalising glimpses of the pre-urban landscape and underlying bedrock. Cities are shunned by many geologists and considered as somewhere to escape, and yet many geologists live and work in cities, whether in universities or in the stone, mineral and hydrocarbon extraction industries, and there is much to learn from building stones. Importantly they are an untapped and enormous resource for teaching at all levels. This is Ruth Siddall’s website with over 3 dozen (mostly London) trails. See also London Pavement Geology where you can see maps with the sites marked and download apps.

The Icelandic Met Office has a lot more to offer than just the weather in Iceland. This site (in English) shows recent Icelandic earthquakes and keeps you up to date with any eruptions.