Geology Wonders of the World
"Musts" for all Geologists
All Geologists should understand the geology of each of the items below
- and know where examples of these can be found around the world
How many do you know?


A Geologist's LifeTime Field List




  • Ayer's Rock (Uluru)- An inselburg
  • Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea
  • Karst Topography
  • Simpson Desert: Longitudinal sand dunes
  • Shark's Bay - stromatolites
  • The Pinnacles - Western Australia
  • The 12 Apostles (sea stacks)
  • The Bungle Bungles (Purnululu - The Beehives)

  • Ningaloo Reef - whale sharks
  • Aurora Australis
  • The Termite Mounds


New Zealand

  • The Moeraki Boulders


  • Green Ice





  • The Chocolate Hills


  • The Rock Islands

The Maldives


South America

  • Iguazu Falls
  • Tepui - like Monument Valley in a jungle
    cliff-slope differential weathering
  • Galapagos Islands
    • active volcanoes
    • Darwin, of course
    • iguanas, hammerhead sharks and whale sharks


Yucatan Peninsula

  • Karst Topography; sinkholes
  • Chicxulub Crater


  • Blue Hole






United States

  • Hawaii 
  • Grand Canyon
  • Yellowstone hot springs and geysers
  • Crater Lake
  • Karst Topography
    • Florida
    • Bowling Green, Kentucky
    • Texas
    • Kaibab Plateau
  • Ice Volcanoes of Lake Superior
  • Racetrack, Death Valley - 
     Mysterious Moving Rocks
  • Mima Mounds
  • The Scablands, Washington
  • Pumpkin Patch, 
    Anzo Borrego State Park
  • Mono Lake Tufa Towers
  • Rio Grande Rift
  • Devil's Tower, Wyoming- 
    volcanic neck, hexagonal basalts
  • Ship Rock, New Mexico - 
    volcanic neck, exposed dikes
  • Meteor Crater, Arizona






  • Almannagja; exposed MOR; a rifting, active volcano with glaciers on it


  • Ikkaite Columns

Great Britain

  • The Giant's Causeway - hexagonal basalt


  • Lake Baikal
  • Tunguska Impact