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...

Iguanodon is older than you think

The details of how the nineteenth century Sussex surgeon and palaeontologist Gideon Mantell came to acquire, describe and announce to the world a new fossil herbivorous reptile, later to be christened Iguanodon and to be included in Owen’s Dinosauria, have been merged together to form one of the most often quoted and legendary stories in the history of vertebrate palaeontology...

Fossil homes of vanished hermit crabs

Anyone who has observed animals living in rock-pools may well have been surprised by the sight of what appears to be a snail scuttling off at great speed, far faster than the ‘snail’s pace’ of repute. Closer inspection will show that the shell is actually occupied by a hermit crab and is not a living gastropod. Indeed, gastropod shells are the normal abodes of hermit crabs, although...

Rival theories by English amateurs

The two most significant geologists to visit Jamaica and study its geology between the two World Wars were both British: Charles Alfred Matley (1866-1947) and Charles Taylor Trechmann (1885-1964). Both had active research programmes in Jamaica and the Antilles in the 1920s and 1930s, mainly on subjects that did not overlap, but the one geological concept on which they strongly disagreed....
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    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.