Our planet offers so much to discover. Its rocks and gemstones are a real treasure. Find out which apps can help you become an amateur geologist and learn everything about the Earth's history.
Geology is a science that deals with the formation and transformation of the rocks of the Earth. It's also a very popular hobby. Looking for minerals and gemstones can be a rewarding experience. Unlike previous centuries when the equipment was prohibitively expensive, we now have at least one part of it potentially stored in our smartphones. Rock identification tools have been replaced by apps, as have some of the best guidebooks. You can obtain a solid grasp on the topic and become a true petraphile (Ancient Greek for "lover of rocks") in no time - even if you are a total beginner.
Our phones have come a long way but they still don't replace all the rockhounding tools a geologist can wish to obtain. If you want to go out on an adventure, you'll need to be equipped a bit better. A basic geologist kit should include a bag, a pickaxe, a geological chisel, and a few other items that will enable you to obtain a piece of any rock you desire. The best way to go about this is to find an app that will guide you through the list and connect you with reputable vendors. That way you will be ready for exploration.
Any person who collects rocks for fun or scientific purposes will tell you that exploring your own little corner of the world is just the beginning. Soon you will wish to travel. The world's best geologic sites are not difficult to find - even if some are a bit of a challenge to get to. If you become a true enthusiast, visiting these locations will offer you an opportunity to learn and discover more than you ever thought possible. Be sure to download a smart geology app that will help you locate these hotspots, bring your rock identification tools, and start exploring the world's incredible natural history.
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