Maine Geology: We Learn About Maine's Geological History & What Gems, Minerals and Fossils Are Here
This show is part of our ongoing coverage of topics relating to Maine's bicentennial.
What is the geologic makeup and history of Maine? We find out what geologists know--and how they learn--about Maine's bedrock formations and how periods of erosion, mountain-building, metamorphism and other activity have led to what we have today. A combination of rock types distinguishes our state, from half a billion years ago until today. We will also hear about the new Mineral & Gem Museum—what they feature, and what gems and minerals are unique to Maine.
- Bob Marvinney, Maine State Geologist
- William “Skip” Simmons, Research Director Maine Mineral and Gem Museum; University of New Orleans Emeritus Professor of Mineralogy and University Research Professor
- Simplified Bedrock Geology of Maine
- Overview of Maine Geology
- Maine Mineral and Gem Museum Video Archive
- A Maine Museum Has the World’s Largest Collection of Moon Rocks?
- Maine Geological Survey
- The carved and polished past on Maine’s beaches
- Maine Ice Age Trail Map & Guide: Down East :: University of Maine Climate Change Institute