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Texas Geology

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

Texas Geological Attractions and Destinations
A small selection of Texas' geological attractions.

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

Geologic Map of Texas
Plus a sketch of the state's geology and links to larger sizes.

Aeromagnetic Map of Texas
The state's magnetic features, presented by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Brief Geologic History of Texas
From the Handbook of Texas Online comes this succinct treatment written by Tucker Hentz. (For much more, search on the home page for "geology".)

Texas Bureau of Economic Geology
The state's chief geologic agency does a variety of research, all accessible here.

Geology & Mineral Resources of Texas
Richard Kyle of the University of Texas at Austin puts his thorough class materials online for "prospective students" and the rest of us.

Texas Earthquake Information
The U.S Geological Survey's central page for seismic topics.

Geology of the Austin Area
A thorough guidebook with maps, cross sections, field trips, and teacher's resources hosted by the University of Texas.

Geology of Big Bend National Park
From the National Park Service.

Guadalupe Mountains and the Permian Basin
This classic area of West Texas and New Mexico is thoroughly introduced by Peter Scholle of New Mexico Tech.

Helium Monument, Amarillo
The Helium Centennial Time Columns Monument stands outside the Dan Harrington Discovery Center. It's helium-filled time capsule that commemorates the discovery of helium in 1868.

The Llano Uplift
Here are some of the oldest rocks in Texas, described in loving detail on Rob's Granite Page.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Palo Duro Canyon is second only to Grand Canyon in size in the United States. That means it exposes a lot of Paleozoic and Mesozoic rocks.

Permian Basin and West Texas
The University of Texas Permian Basin, in Midland, hosts a nice set of pages--start at the "Geological Overview."

USGS Activities in Texas
The U.S. Geological Survey focuses on water-related issues on this site.

Waco Mammoth Site
A herd of mammoths that perished near Waco in the late Pleistocene is preserved for public viewing.

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

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

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

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