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The Natural History Museum in London, UK has launched a comprehensive database of UK fossils, minerals and rocks. First the user selects a category of UK fossils, minerals and rocks. Next various selection criteria such as location, group, age and identity can be applied to your search. The database currently has 1246 specimens of fossils, 251 minerals and 186 rocks. The activities portion of the site offers Trilobite Time Trail, which uses the database to discover when trilobites evolved, and the time of their extinction. Other activities described in detail are mineral hardness, color, relative density, cleavage and fracture, and a newly added relative density calculator. This site is a well-designed and easy-to-use reference source for geologists and students.
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