Basic Physical Characteristics of NOVA

geology of Northern Virginia
radon water study area
geology of Northern Virginia

Questions to Explore

- why is NOVA flat?
- why is there no coal/diamonds/oil in Northern Virginia?
- why is there gold and uranium in Northern Virginia?
- what sort of rocks are in those dump trucks leaving the quarries?
- why are there so few rock outcrops in Northern Virginia?
- what stones were used for Native American tools?
- why are the colonial houses like Gunston Hall made of brick and, in a few cases, sandstone?
- why do the rivers in Northern Virginia flow to the east?

"Once Upon a Time..." (The Story of the Rocks in Northern Virginia)

Virginia Minerals item on Scott's Run gold


Geography of Northern Virginia
Virginia Places