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Virginia Geology

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

Virginia Geological Attractions and Destinations
A selection of Virginia's geological attractions.

Share Virginia's Geology
Share your photos of Virginia's geological attractions. See submissions

Geologic Map of Virginia
Plus a sketch of ths state's geology.

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

Geology of Virginia
Quick clicks on the schematic geologic map reveal the basics of Virginia's five geologic provinces.

Geological Evolution of Virginia
The most thorough site out there on the subject, from Lynn Fichter of James Madison University.

Block Fields
"Glimpses of the Ice Age from I-81" is a small PDF pamphlet directing you to and describing relict block fields between Strasburg and Harrisonburg.

Caves in Virginia
Charles Grymes, creator of the remarkable virginiaplaces.org, has amassed a lot of information on this subject.

Coal in Virginia
The small coal region of westernmost Virginia is significant in the state's history.

Ancient Landslides
"The Mountain that Moved" is a small PDF pamphlet on this geologic attraction west of Roanoke.

Fossil Collecting Sites in Virginia
The William & Mary geology department recommends several places around the state.

Iron Mines
"Silent Reminders" is a small PDF pamphlet about the iron ores, mines and smelters in the Blue Ridge during the 1800s.

Luray Caverns
Largest cave in the East and a registered National Natural Landmark.

Mineral Collecting in Virginia
Find this and much more on the Virginia Rockhounders site.

Morefield Mine, Amelia
Collector Clyde Phillips reports on this dig-your-own-gem site in detail.

Potomac River and Great Falls
"The River and the Rocks" is an online booklet by the US Geological Survey and National Park Service.

Mount Rogers Field Trip
Directions to the rocks of Virginia's highest peak, for all levels of expertise, from the Radford University geology department.

Shenandoah Caverns
The only cave in the state with an elevator guarantees you easy thrills.

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

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

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

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