The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) has been working to serve Wisconsin for over 100 years. Part of University of Wisconsin-Extension, we provide objective scientific information about the geology, mineral resources, and water resources of Wisconsin.
Scientists have long pondered how rocky bodies in the solar system -- including our own Earth -- got their metal cores. According to new research, evidence points to the downwards percolation of molten metal toward the center of the planet through tiny channels between grains of rock.
Trilobites were a group of crab-like animals with hard exoskeletons (outer skeletons) similar to those of modern insects. Trilobites have a three-lobed body (B): Two grooves divide the body lengthwise into three sections. The middle section is the axial lobe; the other two sections are the pleural l...
isconsin is home to a wealth of minerals, with incredible variety found throughout the state. Learn more about a mineral by clicking on its name in the table below. Or filter the collection using the search box or select a location or letter of the alphabet.