The Rock, Fossil and Geology Magazine

Glossy, 52 pages

Deposits is a full colour glossy 52 page high quality earth science magazine. It is a quarterly publication, available as single issues or on subscription. We offer as a printed edition, or PDF download.


Deposits magazine has gained a strong reputation worldwide, for its superb quality of articles in topical areas. We have authors from around the globe, writing top quality articles for us.

For all levels

What makes Deposits unique, it is aimed at all levels. Each issue features readers recent finds, poems, an events diary and a well balanced variety of articles. Whilst we feature a few technical articles, these come with a glossary for understanding the terminology.

In this issue...

Fossil insects: 400myrs of ecological dominance

The first things I remember being fascinated in as a child were dinosaurs. The second were insects and spiders. Therefore, I feel very fortunate that I have been able to pursue both of these childhood interests at a professional level, which culminated in the recent publication of a book on fossil insects (Fossil insects: an introduction to palaeoentomology; Penney and...

Unravelling the wonders of trilobite eyes

The weird and wonderful world of trilobite eyes has been subject to study since the late 1800s, but despite being scrutinised intensively over the decades, we are still left questioning how trilobite eyes actually worked due to the loss of their soft parts (that is, photosensitive cells) during the fossilisation process. The numerous strange forms that trilobite eyes come in no doubt plays...

New discoveries from a dredge-constructed beach

Maasvlakte 2 is an artificial western extension of the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. It is constructed from 240 million cubic meters of suction-dredged, coarse fluvial sediments from the Eurogeul area, offshore of the province of Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands. These deposits are very rich in fossils of mammals and molluscs and many private collectors collect from this beach...
  • Geological Tools

    UKGE, the owners of Deposits, are your market leader for Geological Tools and Geology Equipment. Supplying Retail, Education and Business. We sell a wide range of geological hammers, picks, fossil prepping tools, starter packs and chisels.

    Fossils for sale

    Our vast fossil shop is packed with hundreds of small budget fossils, and a variety of collectable specimens. Our small low cost fossils are perfect for schools and children, whilst we also provide unique specimens to the collector.
  • Stone Tumblers

    Stone tumblers (Lapidary), are used to polish stones and rocks. You can polish rough rock and beach glass whilst collecting fossils. Our Rock Tumblers are all high quality machines to give a professional finish to your samples. They can even be used for amber and fossils.


    We have a wide range of microscopes for sale, Stereomicroscopes for viewing microfossils, or Compound microscopes for biology. Why not get into microfossils today, you only need a small amount of sample to make some amazing discoveries. Most new finds being made today are actually microfossils.

Our fossil, rocks and minerals discussion board is regulary visited by experts all over the world, ready to answer any questions you have or identify your finds. You can also find over 300 locations in the UK for collecting fossils, our UK Fossils website contains all the guides you need.