Learn more about rocks and minerals found in Missouri including galena, limestone, and coal. Understand the uses of these minerals by reading information from producers, where minerals can be found, and how they can be preserved. Search mineral databases, view maps and charts, and have fun with a word-find puzzle. Includes eThemes resources Missouri: Natural Minerals and Geology.
This 20-page PDF is a booklet stating the importance of the rock and mineral industry in Missouri. It also includes classifications of different types of rocks, along with a chart of descriptions and pictures of the most commonly found rocks and minerals in Missouri.
Learn more about topographical maps and how they are used. Click on a quadrangle to explore different regions of Missouri. Learn more about these regions by viewing topographical maps from different eras of time.
Learn more about limestone and how it can be used in a variety of ways. Click on the links near the bottom of the page to read about how limestone can be used in construction, protecting the environment, and the future of the limestone industry.
This site includes detailed information about minerals found in Missouri. Click on "Minerals Yearbook" for an alphabetical listing. The PDF and XLS formats links give yearly accounts and tables of where different quantities of minerals were found. NOTE: Some information might be difficult for students to understand, but can be used by teachers.
Read overviews of different types of minerals. Click on "More Information" to read detailed information regarding the background, name history, source locations, uses, substitutes, and photographs of minerals.
Missouri K-8 teachers and administrators can learn more about attending a free summer workshop that provides resources about rocks, minerals, and other natural resources, which can be shared in the classroom.
Learn more about the history of mining throughout the Missouri Lead Belt. For more information, click on the "Additional Information" drop-down menu to read general information, view photos, and read about mining tools and equipment used.
These sites are about geology. Learn about the structure of the earth, rock cycle, soil formation, earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, cave formations, sea floor spreading, and more. There are animations, quizzes, photographs, experiments, and models. There are links to eThemes Resources on Layers of the Earth, Continental Drift, Rocks and Minerals, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Science Experiments: Earth Science.