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Oklahoma Geology

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

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

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

Oklahoma's Ancient Life
Fossils are on exhibit in the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History in Norman.

Alabaster Caverns State Park
A rare gypsum cave near Freedom that is open to the public.

Arbuckle Mountains
A set of annotated photos from a structural geology course by James Aber of Emporia University.

Barite Rose Museum
The Timberlake Rose Rock Museum is in Noble, south of Norman. Barite roses are on display, the state rock of Oklahoma.

Black Mesa State Park
Near the volcanic mesa is this park featuring dinosaur tracks, petrified trees and more.

Boiling Springs State Park
Visit artesian springs near Woodward, in Oklahoma's northwest.

Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Notes on the Arbuckle Mountains.

Gloss Mountain State Park
Shimmering flakes of gypsum give their name to this mesa on the High Plains near Fairview.

Great Salt Plains State Park
Dig here for selenite gypsum around this salt lake in the center of northern Oklahoma.

Heavener Runestone State Park
The mysteriously engraved stone is one attraction, the wooded sandstone ledges of easternmost Oklahoma another.

Oil Industry Landmarks
Oklahoma has a whole set of monuments around the state documenting its petroleum history. This guide is from the Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association of Oklahoma.

Ouachita Mountains
Learn about the structure of this ancient range, which extends from Oklahoma into Arkansas.

Ouachita National Forest Minerals and Geology
A special page from the Forest Service is full of geologic detail on eastern Oklahoma.

Red Rock Canyon State Park
Sandstone is well displayed in this spot near Hinton, on the old California Trail.

Robbers Cave State Park
Lots of rocks to climb and a cave or two as well at this park in southeastern Oklahoma's San Bois Mountains.

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

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

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

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

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