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...

The nautilus and the ammonite - by Ken Brooks

This article was inspired by a poem in which an ammonite and a nautilus travel the world’s oceans for millions of years, until they are finally separated by extinction. This was originally presented as an illustrated talk by the author for the Hastings & District Geological Society. Ammonites belong to a group of sea animals known as cephalopods, which today includes their relatives the octopus...

Geology and fossils of the Hastings area

This article includes an adaptation of a field trip from Pett to Fairlight described in my book (see the book review opposite). In fact, the book begins with two local field trips (the other covers the section from Rock-a-Nore), in which various rocks and fossils are identified and then used to reconstruct a picture of life in Southeast England, around 140mya. The coast from Hastings to...

The petrified wood of the Oligocene of Antigua

Antigua, in the northern part of the Lesser Antilles volcanic arc, has a geology that is remarkably limited in time, but not in lithology. With the exception of some Quaternary cover deposits of limited extent, the entire rock succession of this island in the West Indies was deposited in the Late Oligocene (Fig. 1). The Late Oligocene ranges from about 28.8 to 23.03mya...
  • 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.