Geological hammers are a necessity for field work. Specially forged or manufactured for breaking rock in a variety of ways. Whether using the hammer to expose fresh rock surfaces or as a means to extract samples for further analysis, they are of chief importance to the geologist.

All geological hammers come with at least one flat face which is primarily for breaking rock where accuracy is not required or to break down larger pieces into smaller fragments.

Chisel end hammers are for cutting rock where as pointed tip hammers are for accurate delicate work or extraction of crystals or fossils.