thumbs upSince 1974, GCG has built an extensive collection of reference materials and resources. For a number of years we have made electronic copies of these available via our website. 

However the process of making these resources properly available does take time, and in some cases money, so please be patient whilst we collate them correctly into our new website. 

Some publications are only made available to members of GCG - if you are a member please ensure you have logged in to see all the available content. 

Two issues of the Geological Curator are published each year. Regular features include: Lost and found, short notes, conservation forum, book reviews and information series on geological collections labels.

PDFs of all issues older than two years are made available here.

Coprolite is published three times a year in March, June and November. Any material for inclusion should be sent to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by the first of the previous month, i.e. by 1st February, 1st May or 1st October.

Where possible, we collate and present here material from our workshops and seminars so that they can also be of use to members who may not have been able to attend. 

Published standards, guidelines etc on looking after geological collections

Think of this as a starting point to becoming a well-read geological curator. Many of the books on this list have been written, co-authored or edited by GCG members!

GCG maintains copies and links to catalogues of type, figured and cited specimens held in museums. Please address any enquires concerning the specimens themselves to the host institution

A series featuring illustrations of labels known to have been distinctive to a particular dealer or collector. Further contributions are welcomed. 

Links to other societies, suppliers, and information that you may find useful.