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Advancements in 3D printing technologies, availability of online bureaus offering 3D printing services, and affordable high-resolution digital cameras (including those in smartphones) present opportunities for novel ways to vis­ualize and interact with rocks and rock surface data. This paper documents and explores some of these opportunities with examples produced using the full-color binder jetting 3D printing technology. Opportunities include use by geo-educators, geotechnical investigators, museum curators, model railway hobbyists, and others who have a professional or informal interest in rocks and rock outcrops.

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