The Geology of the Blue John Cavern, home of the Famous Blue John Fluorite

The Blue John Cavern is located in the Peak District in England near the town of Castleton, Derbyshire. The area of the cavern is formed within limestone strata that deposited in deep ocean waters millions of years ago. Layers of shale and some gritstone, a type of coarse sandstone common in this area, covered the limestone.

Crystal Cave Adventures Blends English Language Arts and STEM into an Exciting Novel Series for Kids

The release of the Crystal Cave Adventure series is an exciting step that blends fun adventure stories with science. In today’s world when Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum is all the rage, a novel series that can transport kids to a story that is fictional yet has a touch of real science woven throughout the series is a welcome change to many children.

Rock & Mineral Coloring & Activity Book – Now in Print

We are thrilled to announce that our favorite coloring book is now available in print. This fun book will give your kids hours of fun with 78 pages of coloring, puzzles, and activities.

Rock & Mineral Books that I Love

I get a lot of questions here at Mini Me Geology about rock and mineral books. While I write all of our books about the identification of rocks and minerals, one book that I will not attempt is a compilation of every rock and mineral type known. Why? Because there are so many fabulous books already out there. I have several sitting on my bookshelf that I truly love so here is my list just in case you want to add to your own rock and mineral book library.