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Practical Rock Identification

River Rocks

Get to Know Your Rocks!

My Practical Rock Identification System is the most complete and unique rock identification tool you’ll find anywhere. You’ll get access to:

  • My 80-page Illustrated eBook
  • Exclusive Tutorial and Example Videos
  • The Rock ID Spreadsheet Tool
  • And More!

What You’ll Gain From This System

Useful Tools & Resources

You’ll be equipped with the best rock identification tools and information you can find anywhere. They are intuitive and easy to use, leading you to more accurate and reliable identifications.

Information in Plain English

Get all of the scientific information you need in easy-to-understand language. You don’t need any previous experience or education to identify your rocks!

Step-by-Step Methodology

I’ll walk you through the entire rock identification process so that you know what to do every step of the way. You’ll never feel lost and you’ll always have a clear path towards your goal.

Practical Advice You Can Follow

You’ll learn a practical, real-world methodology to accurately identify your rocks. No complicated tests or equipment is necessary. Everyone can do it!

Get To Know Your Rocks

Rocks are great, but they’re even better when you know more about them. By learning what they are and the history behind them you’ll enjoy your collection even more!

Gain Confidence in Your Skills

Identifying rocks can be a daunting task. Once you take this course, you’ll have all of the necessary skills and knowledge to have confidence in your abilities.

eBook: Practical Rock Identification

This 80-page eBook (PDF format), authored by me, is designed to help you identify almost any rock that you may find. It focuses on practical methods that anyone can learn and apply. Filled with useful tips, step-by-step instructions, representative photos, and much more! It’s written in non-technical language so that it is accessible to everyone.

Rock ID Spreadsheet Tool

This custom-built spreadsheet tool is specifically designed to help you identify over 75 different rock types based on only a few observations. It automatically searches a database for best matches, then provides you with more information and links to pictures for comparison.

Access to Exclusive Videos & Tutorials

You’ll get access to video lessons where I cover a variety of topics including how to perform physical tests and observations on your rocks, how to use online tools for easier rock identification, and real-life example videos of me going through the rock identification process.

Testimonials: What People Are Saying

I am a novice rockhound and starting from scratch, and your guide has already been very helpful for me! For someone like me, just getting started, there’s a lot to learn but also a lot of variety to learn from. I love the RockID Tool, which is useful for the fast identification component, but which also sends me back into the book to look up definitions and terms–such as types of texture–and therefore gives me an active way to remember the information. The book is great by itself but combining it with the RockID Tool seems to help a novice like me get to a conclusion and have the info stick much faster; it’s really valuable.

-Elizabeth W.

I am so excited about the new rock identifying guide you created!  Identifying my rocks became increasingly difficult the more I gathered.  I joined a Facebook rockhound group but still needed more identification help.  You have given me the tools I need.  Your information is very understandable, and the charts are great!  The combination of videos, materials, and links is so much more useful than the rock picture book I bought.  If that book happened to have a picture that looked exactly like my rock, I was in luck, but if my rock looked different I was lost again.  I am so glad I took a chance and bought your Practical Rock Identification System.  

-Melissa M.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need any previous experience or education in Geology?

No! This material has been designed to be accessible and useful to people of all backgrounds. Everyone from casual rock lovers to geology students will feel right at home. I wish I had this resource when I was in school!

What happens after I purchase?

Once you purchase the course, you’ll receive an email with a link to download all of the materials. You can use that link to download your material for up to two years after the purchase date, and once you download it you’ll have access to it forever. You’ll also get notifications from me if I update or expand the system.

Will I also learn how to identify minerals?

While the eBook covers how to identify some common rock-forming minerals, these materials are specifically designed to teach rock identification. Mineral and crystal identification is a separate topic that is not covered here.

Can I contact you to help me identify my rocks?

Unfortunately, I cannot respond to all of the email requests I get for help with rock identification.
The methodology I lay out in the course material is the same rock identification procedure I use myself. So, if you go through the course you will be about as capable as I am of identifying your rock.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

I poured my heart, time, and effort into creating this resource for you. Still, I know that it’s only natural to be hesitant before a purchase. That’s why I’m offering a 30-day money-back guarantee if you don’t feel like this system has significantly improved your ability to identify your rocks.