Ask a Geologist

Dr. Kendall Hauer (right) points out features of specimen to young students.

If you have questions about anything having to do with geology (even if they are only remotely related), I will gladly answer them.

Just email me (Dr. Kendall Hauer, your questions, and I will respond as quickly as possible.

Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Identification

Have a mystery rock? Stumped by a mineral?

The Limper Geology Museum has resources available to help you identify rocks, minerals, and fossils. Just visit the museum and share your UFOs (unidentified fossils & objects) with us. This service is free! If visiting the museum isn't easy for you, then email Dr. Hauer ( a photo and description of your object and we will do our best to identify it.