Minerals: Building Blocks of Rocks We begin with an overview of atomic structure and mineralogy. There is no substitute for actually holding mineral samples in your hands. I recommend a visit to Dave's Down To Earth Rock Shop in Evanston. They have lots of mineral samples and some very cool bones and fossils in their lower level.
Weathering, Soil and Mass Wasting I am very interested in collecting soil samples from around the world. If you are planning a trip out of town please consider putting a couple of scoops of soil into a small zip lock bag and bringing it to me. Be sure to label it with information about where it was obtained.