Rock identification can be difficult for both those new to it and even for experts. Here are some general tips to help kids and parents identify rocks in the Rocky Mountains. Continue reading
The heart of the Rocky Mountains are the rocks. Do you know the three main types of rocks that can be found throughout the world? Continue reading
The lightest rock in the world, similar to the heaviest rock, is an igneous rock. Do you know what this rock, which is so light it can float on water, is called? Continue reading
Do you know what is the heaviest rock? I thought I knew the answer, but found to my surprise the answer to that question was not granite. Continue reading
At their core the Rocky Mountains are made up of rocks. The very name of the Rocky Mountains tells you how important rocks are to the area. If you go for exploring, you will always come across rocks of some kind.
Think of the cliff faces, big boulders, and the many rocks along rivers. They are everywhere and it seems that rocks are these super solid objects. But, as difficult as it may be to believe, rocks are actually always changing. Continue reading