Rock Library Book

Figure 01. A rock book for a rock library. This is a sandstone book, perhaps out of place in an Igneous and Metamorphic Rock text, but it was easier to shape into a book form.

Rock Library


The Rock Library contains images and other data for many igneous and metamorphic rocks. Library entries are used as examples and for questions throughout the website. However, the Rock Library is also available for perusal and exploration. Locating rocks in the library can be done through lists, charts, and names. Guidelines for naming rocks are found on the pages with names beginning with IUGS (International Union of Geological Sciences).