Garden Ideas: Take your Inside Out

Garden Ideas: photo credit: mylifelovefood.com

Garden Ideas?  Want to refresh and take your living out into the garden ready for summer days?   We can’t wait to keep those patio doors open and blend the boundaries between indoors and out.  We have a whole host of ideas in store.   In our last blog we wrote about bringing the garden inside […]

Minerals – What are they used for?

Collector's Guide: Minerals

Many children are crazy about minerals now because of their passion for the online game, Minecraft.  But do they realise that we are absolutely surrounded by minerals in our daily lives?  Aside from forming the beautiful crystals that we marvel at, minerals are actually incredibly important to modern life.   Minerals ores are mined and used […]

Collectors Guide: Cataloging and Storing

collectors guide fossil collection

 Although this collectors guide uses the example of  fossil collecting, you may find hints and tips for other collections – or start a new passion?  Welcome in… To get straight to our study guide to cataloging, page down further, or stay with us for a chat first if you’re not in too much of a […]

Gift ideas ?

I need gift ideas

Need gift ideas … drawing a blank? Here’s some ideas, by eg him, her, mum, dad … and occasion eg birthday, retirement, wedding, anniversary … Not sure that a rock, small or large, is just the right thing?  Check out our blog on Fossils, The Newest Thing on the Planet!! Or  go to our online shop to […]

Continental Drift, Paintballing, and a Mammoth?

Geology, Continental Drift, Mammoths and Paintballing

Continental drift – the connection with a mammoth you may figure out.  But paintballing?  Absolutely – check it out!  Like facts?  Then this is for you! In 1912 German Scientist Alfred Wegener proposed the idea of continental drift.   Wegener’s  Continental Drift Theory simply stated that the continents drifted around on the surface, over the […]

Geology, How it Began & Other Stories

When did Geology Begin

When did Geology Begin?   Not as silly as it sounds!  Geology can trace its origins to ancient Greek philosophers, Aristotle for example.  There is also a report on the Mount Vesuvius eruption in AD79 by Pliny the Younger.  Pliny was a lawyer and author in Ancient Rome.  This points to an early origin of the […]

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