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...

A history of stone tools

At an Essex Rock and Mineral Society annual ‘rock and gem’ show a while ago, I purchased what I believe is a significant trace fossil. It was a 300,000+ year old African Acheulean culture hand-axe stone tool, made by the early hominid species, Homo erectus. The tool I had noticed was a particularly distinctive one of the batch being offered and was also the oldest one of that group. As I held it...

Fossil seabeds

In a sequence of marine sedimentary rocks, a fossil seabed occurs where there is a change in the sedimentation rate or type. In these conditions, whatever was present on the seabed at that time is preserved beneath succeeding sediments. In consequence, a fossil seabed presents us with an idea of what was present at the time and what was happening in the environment. For example, preserved ripple...

Triassic marine vertebrates
from China

The last 15 years have seen a real boom in the studies on Middle-Late Triassic marine vertebrates in south-western China. This is the result of new scientific excavation campaigns involving localities that are either totally new or were formerly little known. At present, four faunas are considered to be fundamental to the reconstruction of the marine vertebrates (and, at...
  • 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.