Mineralogical Society of Great Britain & Ireland
Instituted in 1876, the society has the general object of advancing the knowledge of the science of mineralogy and its application to other subjects including crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, environmental science and economic geology.
A national group of amateur and professional mineralogists that encourages the study, recording and conservation of mineralogical sites, material and minerals.
The Geologists' Association
The Geologists' Association (GA) is a charitable organisation that exists for all geologists and earth scientists, both professional and amateur.
The Open University Geological Society
OUGS supports the study of geology and other earth sciences by providing opportunities for members to learn via field trips, talks, workshops and conferences led by experts in their fields.
Membership is open to everyone interested in geology and other earth sciences, not just Open University students and staff.
Earth Bytes: Building A Virtual Earth
EarthByte is an internationally leading eGeoscience collaboration between several Australian Universities, international centres of excellence and industry partners. One of the fundamental aims of the EarthByte Group is geodata synthesis through space and time, assimilating the wealth of disparate geological and geophysical data into a four-dimensional Earth model including tectonics, geodynamics and surface processes.
Free digital download site for this popular geo-interest magazine
Fact Sheets: The Geological Society
A series of downloadable A4 information PDFs, aimed at primary school students, secondary school students, teachers and the general public.
Geologic Timescale Foundation
The Geologic TimeScale Foundation strives to provide the global public and geoscience community with quick and free access to a wealth of information about our planet’s past.
GeoNames is a world-wide geographical database. It is a useful resource for locating old geological sites of interest, especially when older names have fallen into disuse.
GEOTRACES is an international programme aiming to improve understanding of biogeochemical cycles and large-scale distribution of trace elements and their isotopes in the marine environment.
Angus Miller runs a programme of day walks and holidays around Scotland.
Grid Reference Finder
Allows OS map references, post codes and the like to be located on Google Maps, and vice versa
Inverness Field Club
"Our members, who come from all walks of life, meet regularly throughout the year. Our varied interests include natural history, geology, archaeology and local history."
Lochaber Geopark's Geotours
A local expert geologist will take you to beautiful places and explain how the rocks and the landscape were shaped by continental collisions, folding that produced mountain ranges, episodes of volcanic activity and finally carved by the action of ice.
Mindat.org is the world's largest open database of minerals, rocks, meteorites and the localities they come from.
OneGeology's aim is to improve the WWW accessibility and usefulness of global geoscience data needed to address many societal issues including mitigation of hazards, meeting resource requirements, and climate change.
An interesting website which might be new to some members is
Dinosaurpictures which allows viewers to select a location and find its position on paleogeographic
maps from any geological period they wish. Very informative and good fun! D Longstaff
Scotland's Places: Records Archives
Provides access to many different kinds of records from three national institutions. All records are available when you search for a specific place.
Run by Bruce and Rose Shelley, Sutherland Stonework prides itself on high quality workmanship. Bruce has over 35 years of experience in the stone industry, having previously worked at the Orcadian Stone Company.
Virtual Outcrop Geology Group
Includes the V3Geo purpose-built sharing virtual 3D models within the geoscience community. The repository includes hundreds of high quality virtual outcrop and other 3D geoscience models that have been uploaded and shared by our community. All public models are available under Creative Commons licenses and can be used in classrooms, publications, research, or as the basis of virtual field courses and excursions.
What Is OSL Dating?
Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating or optical dating provides a measure of time since sediment grains were deposited and shielded from further light or heat exposure, which often effectively resets the luminescence signal...
Building Stone Database for Scotland
This project, co-funded and developed by British Geological Survey (BGS) and Historic Environment Scotland (HES), aims to define and describe all of the building stones of Scotland and for each, provide details of associated quarries, built sites and samples.
The Geology does campaign is being run by the Scottish Geology Trust to promote its aim of inspiring people everywhere to understand, love and care for Scotland’s geological heritage.
Scottish Geodiversity Forum
The Forum aims to promote Scotland’s geodiversity, and seeks to widen the profile of geodiversity and influence national and local policies. It is the Scottish national forum for geoconservation groups, geoparks and other related organisations, and interested individuals.
Instructional Geology Videos
Professor Rob Butler, University of Aberdeen, has been very busy putting together a highly
impressive series of over 180 instructional geology videos, many from Scottish locations, onto
YouTube. These videos generally last around 15 minutes and are highly recommended - a
tremendously informative resource. D Longstaff
The Royal Tyrrell Museum, Alberta
The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology. In addition to housing one of the world’s largest displays of dinosaurs, the Museum offers a wide variety of creative, fun, and educational programs that bring the prehistoric past to life.
The Museum is operated by the Government of Alberta under the Ministry of Culture.