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...

Mini-croc from Dinosaur Island

The Isle of Wight, aka Dinosaur Island or the Island, is remarkable for the abundance and diversity of fossils that can be found there. These range in age from the early Cretaceous to the Pleistocene, with only deposits of late Oligocene to possibly Pliocene age missing from the stratigraphic record. One of the reasons for the wonderful diversity of Island fossils is the sheer variety of depositional...

Mammoths in the Freezer

As palaeontologists, we are used to relying on the preserved hard parts of extinct organisms – shells, bones, teeth and so on - to reconstruct their appearance and adaptations in life. The reconstruction of soft tissue relies upon our knowledge of related living forms, plus clues such as the scars of muscle attachments on bones or shells. Exceptions include body outlines preserved in the fine-grained...

The Nature of Trace Fossils

We make no claims to great originality in this review, but think that a general comment on trace fossils (and modern traces) – what they are and what they are not - may be of broad interest and relevance. A few years ago, SKD promised the editor of this magazine a series of articles on trace fossils, the first of which lies half-written in a forgotten notebook. Then FEF discovered, in her job as...
  • 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.