Geology is the study of the composition and physical properties of rocks, minerals, gems and other related earth materials, including diamonds and crystals. Scientists gain an understanding of the Earth's history by studying its composition.

Geologic Processes

Geologic Processes

Geological processes have helped to create many iconic features on Earth. Processes, such as plate tectonics, are what shapes the face of the Earth. Here you can discover the power of geological processes. See more »

Geologic Time Scale

Geologic Time Scale

The geologic time scale provides evidence of some of the major events that have helped to shape our planet. Here you can learn all about the geologic time scale. See more »

Minerals

Minerals

Minerals have a broad range so much so that they have their own discipline of study called mineralogy. These essential elements often have complex processes that lead to their formation. See more »

Paleontology

Paleontology

Paleontology is a historical science focused on explaining life on earth. The study of fossils can help us answer the question of where we came from. See more »