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Mississippi Geology

All sorts of content about Mississippi geology: its rocks, landforms and deep history.

Geologic Map of Mississippi
Plus a sketch of the state's geology.

Share Mississippi's Geology
Share your photos of Mississippi's geological attractions.

Field Trip Guidebooks
The Mississippi Geological Society has inexpensive guides for several significant parts of the state's geology.

Geology of the Coastal Counties
Keil Schmid and Ervin Otvos of the Mississippi Geological Survey present an overview of the coast (PDF).

The Loess Hills of Mississippi
This road log, the heart of the visionary Loess Hills Project, takes you on some seriously "back" backroads through the Ice Age windborne silt deposits along the Mississippi river.

Mississippi Petrified Forest
This well-hidden destination is in Flora, near Jackson and Vicksburg.

Mississippi River Overlook
Great River Road State Park, north of Greenville, boasts a high observation tower from which to view the Father of Waters.

Mississippi Physiography
The vegetation zones of Mississippi closely reflect the geology beneath them.

Tishomingo State Park
Actual rocks of the Appalachian Mountains crop out here in northeastern Mississippi.

Yazoo County Fossil Whales
In the Delta region are sites where fossils of Eocene sea life have been found.

Mississippi Campgrounds
About.com's David Sweet guides you to the best outdoor places to stay.

Mississippi Maps
About.com's Matt Rosenberg helps get you oriented.

Mississippi Scenic Roads
About.com's Darren Smith shows you the best ways to get around.

Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals of Mississippi
About.com's Bob Strauss shows them and tells you more.

Windows into Mississippi's Geologic Past
The state Office of Geology published this well-written booklet in 1997 by David Dockery, Director of the Division of Surface Geology.

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