Found a rock, fossil or mineral and want to learn out more about it? Upload a photograph and our scientists will help identify it. Tell us where you found it and include a scale, such as a ruler or a coin, in the photograph.
An amazing variety of rocks, fossils and minerals can be found on the British Isles and they help tell us about Earth through time. Fossils give us information about animals and plants from the past and the world they lived in, while rocks and minerals teach us about the history of our planet.
These forums are looked after by scientists and experts in the Museum’s Identification and Advisory Service.
Our fossil, rock, plant and insect experts are dedicated to answering your natural history questions.
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