Missouri Geological Survey

Roadside Geology of Missouri and other educational items offered for sale at Missouri Geology Store

Two great books at missourigeologystore.com As you plan road trips throughout the year, consider ordering your copy of Roadside Geology of Missouri. This full-color 288 page book is packed with information about Missouri’s fascinating geology. The state's geology incorporates glaciated plains, mountains, floodplains, earthquake-formed sand boils, springs, dinosaur fossils, meteorite impact structures, caves, coal, shale, sandstone, limestone, oil, gas and numerous other natural features and resources.

Roadside Geology of Missouri will help you learn about the geology of the state. This book is great to take on vacation in Missouri and a great resource while planning your trip. The book is a 6"x9" paperback loaded with maps, photos, cross-sections, sketches and expert descriptions. Written by Charles G. Spencer and published by Mountain Press Publishing Company in 2011, the book sells for $20 (tax and shipping are extra).

Spencer consulted geologists with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Missouri Geological Survey about various aspects of Missouri geology. One area of responsibility for staff is to help educate the public about the geology of Missouri. Numerous department photos were also used in the publication.

Rock and Mineral SetTreat yourself with this new book and the ever popular, Geologic Wonders and Curiosities of Missouri, published by the department’s Missouri Geological Survey.  Order yours today from the Missouri Geology Store: missourigeologystore.com. The online store provides shoppers around-the-clock access to many of the department’s most popular products, including publications about Missouri geology, water resources, earthquake hazards, and numerous other topics. Gift Ask a Geologistcertificates can also be purchased for books and other items. The store also sells Missouri Rock and Mineral sets and educational guides to Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites. So, when in traveling in Missouri, be sure to stop by the Rolla facility located at 111 Fairgrounds Road. 

Watch this video to learn more about some of the many great things that are available online and onsite: youtube.com/watch?v=YIc0D7STaoA

When in Rolla, don’t miss the Ed Clark Museum of Missouri Geology, where you will find fossils, rocks, minerals, maps, a mastodon tusk and other items on display. Self-guided tours are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free!