Thursday, 20 June 2019

Two 4-Day Field Trips

Two 4-Day Field Trips in South West England

Nick Chidlaw is offering two field trips in the south west in the second half of September. He provides some background information followed by more particular details.

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Examination of the geology of south west England indicates that it was largely developed within a zone of plate tectonic collision. A key feature is the intensely folded and faulted nature of many of the rocks; these structures indicate that the rocks were compressed from a generally S to N direction in the geological past. This caused them to buckle up into rows of folds aligned approximately east-west, in many cases overturned to the north. Faulting of the rocks mostly took the form of high-angle ‘reverse’ and low-angle ‘thrust’ dislocations, along which extensive sheets (‘nappes’) of crust were carried over the top of others in a dominantly northerly direction. There is also evidence of major ‘strike-slip’ faults, where the crust either side of a near-vertical fault has moved in opposite directions relative to one another. One such fault locates north Devon some 400 km south east of its present position, in the Ardennes region, prior to such movement. It is now recognised that Devon and Cornwall are part of two discrete areas of crust that have highly contrasting geology to each other and that, although now juxtaposed, originated in different places and were created under different conditions. These are the ‘Cornubian Terrane’ (occupied by most of Devon and Cornwall), and the ‘North Armorican Composite Terrane’ (the northern margin of which occurs on shore in parts of south Devon and Cornwall). The rocks of the former terrane in the study area are mostly a variety of sedimentary rocks of Devonian age (419 – 359 Ma) which have been mildly metamorphosed; the latter terrane in the study area is mostly composed of rocks of a similar age, but which were originally ocean crust, and have been metamorphosed to a much greater degree. The highly deformed geology of south west England was created by plate tectonic collision, culminating at the end of the Carboniferous period in the ‘Variscan Orogeny’.  
 
Rocks formed subsequent to the Variscan Orogeny are widespread in south west England, and were created under crustal tension. In Permian times, mountainous land created by the plate collision, underwent extensive weathering and erosion, depositing coarse-grained sediments on slopes. De-compression of the orogenic belt allowed crustal melting at depth and the rising up into the higher crust of silica-rich magmas to form extensive granite intrusions together with smaller intrusions and volcanics, and causing alteration and metalliferous mineralisation of the adjacent rocks.    

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Please note that these field trips are independent of one another - you can decide to attend either or both, according to your interests and availability.
 
Some potential attendees may wish to attend both trips; there is a gap of 5 days between these trips, creating the opportunity for those people to stay in the south-west, and explore Devon and Cornwall ‘on holiday’ during this time.  
 
The two trips visit sites that are mostly coastal, and due regard to tidal conditions has been made, to enable maximum time available to study the rocks safely. 
 
Tuition fee is £85.00 per person per field trip.
 
If you / anyone else you know would like to attend either or both of these courses, please forward cheque payable to me to:
 
Dr N Chidlaw
8 Silver Street
Dursley,
Glos.
GL11 4ND
 
Bank transfer can be arranged if you do not use cheques - let me know.
 
Please provide me with your postal address - I will then be able to send you your trips handout(s) in good time before the trips run, should they become viable.

The deadline for the minimum number (10) of enrolments for both trips is Tuesday 13th August.  Maximum number of enrolments is 30. If the minimum of enrolments is reached by this deadline, the arrangements will continue; if not, the course will be cancelled and fees received will be returned to those who have sent them in, soon afterwards.

Please note that for each course you will need to:
Arrange your own transport and accommodation (such as B&B) if you live beyond commuting distance - tutor can advise
Bring your own packed lunch(es) each day, and any refreshments (e.g. flask of coffee, fruit juice, mineral water, high energy snacks etc.)
Wear strong footwear with good tread and ankle support, and warm waterproof clothing if weather is poor
Wear hard hats when below rock faces (bring one, or request from the tutor in advance of the trip(s) to borrow one)
You would be insured against accident for the duration of both trips.

Please see details of the two trips below. I hope this proposal is of interest to you, and to hear from you soon.

Regards,

NICK CHIDLAW.

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GEOLOGY BETWEEN THE BOLT PROMONTORY AND DARTMOOR, SOUTH DEVON (Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd September; 10.00 am – 5.00 pm each day)
 
This field trip focuses on the varied geology of the Bigbury Bay area, and at Plymouth and the nearby south west margin of Dartmoor. We examine rocks of both the North Armorican Composite Terrane and the Cornubian Terrane, and the boundary between; post-orogenic sediments are studied, as well as the south west margin of the Dartmoor granite and its effect on the adjacent ‘country’ rocks when it was intruded.
 

View of Outer and Inner Hope villages, Bigbury Bay west of Salcombe. Here, the North Armorican Composite Terrane (which continues south into France) and the Cornubian Terrane (occupied by most of Devon and Cornwall) meet. The boundary, (‘Start Boundary Fault’) lies on the left (north) side of the promontory extending out to sea on the left of this picture. The rocks south of the fault in this picture are heavily sheared, leading to the creation of the cove.  

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FIELD GEOLOGY ON THE LIZARD PENINSULA, CORNWALL  (Saturday 28th September – Tuesday 1st October; 10.00 am – 5.00 pm each day)

This field trip, located on the Lizard peninsula to the south of Falmouth, includes the southern margin of the Cornubian Terrane, and the northern margin of the North Armorican Composite Terrane. The nature of the boundary between the two will be examined. Deep water ‘turbidite’ sediments, highly deformed, and rocks formed by undersea landslides, both mildly metamorphosed, characterise the Cornubian Terrane rocks here. The North Armorican Composite Terrane rocks are composed mostly of the Lizard Complex, a much deformed and dismembered fragment of Devonian oceanic ‘lithosphere’ (crust and uppermost mantle).  Such remnants of oceanic rocks, that became driven up onto continents through plate tectonic activity, are known as ‘ophiolites’.   


View of Kynance Cove on the south west side of the Lizard Peninsula. Here, peridotite rock from the Devonian earth’s upper mantle has been extensively altered to variably-coloured serpentine. The least-altered peridotite on the Lizard is black on colour (due to finely-disseminated magnetite). Much of the alteration may have occurred in Devonian times, when the ocean crust was under tectonic tension, allowing sea water to penetrate down into these upper mantle rocks, causing the ‘serpentinisation’.   

Friday, 14 June 2019

17th to 23rd June 2019


NEXT WEEKS EVENTS

17th to 23rd June 2019

THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXTRACT FROM BRISTOL AND WEST COUNTRY GEOLOGY CALENDARS

MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND IN THE BRISTOL AND THE WEST COUNTRY CALENDARS AND ON THE WEB SITES OF THE RELEVANT SOCIETY OR ORGANISATION.


MONDAY 17TH

Course - The Practical Study of Minerals
When
Mon, 17 June, 19:30 – 21:30
Where
Wynstones School, Stroud Rd, Whaddon, Gloucester (map)
Description
The Practical Study of  Minerals . 
How to identify minerals using techniques based on both physical (crystallographic, twinning, cleavage, hardness, density, streak, colour, lustre, acid reaction, taste etc) and optical properties under the petrological microscope  (relief, pleochroism, birefringence, extinction etc) Monday 29th April, for 10 weeks, until 15th July (not 6th nor 27th May). Held at Wynstones School, Stroud Rd, Whaddon, Gloucester from 7.30-9.30pm on Mondays. Cost £75.

Contact Dave Green by email at davegeostudies@gmail.com, by phone at 01594 960858 and by post at Dave Green, Joys Green Farm, Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, GL17 9QU

Tuesday 18th

OUGS Wessex - Longer Field Trip
When
18 – 24 Jun 2019
Where
Douglas, Isle of Man (map)
Description
Geology of the Isle of Man


Leader: David Burnett and David Quirk

Location: Douglas, Isle of Man

Date: June 19th–24th, 2019

Type: Field Trip (Longer)

Summary: Four days investigating the fascinating geology of the Isle of Man, guided by two experienced Manx geologists.

More info:

This trip is now fully booked - waiting list only.

For details please see IOM_tour_information.docx 

The geology of the Isle of Man exhibits Ordovician/Silurian metamorphosed deep marine sediments, Carboniferous limestones, Devonian terrestrial sandstones, intrusive granites, Tertiary dykes and more! We hope to visit a section of the Iapetus Suture. 

A good start is an animation by the Manx Geological Survey: https://manxgeology.com/animation/. There is also the GA Guide #46 Isle of Man (2013 revised edition) by Trevor Ford, David Burnett and David Quirk.

Booking Form: IoM_application_form.pdf 

Itinerary and Risk Assessment: IOM_2019_Risk_Assessment.pdf
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Dave Green - Geology and Landscape
When
Tue, 18 June, 19:00 – 21:00
Description
Geology and Landscape of Gloucestershire and surroundings 
A weekly field-based introductory course. 
No previous knowledge of geology is assumed Tuesday evenings 28thMay to 16th July 2019 
Gloucestershire is one of the most geologically diverse counties in Britain. 
The aim of this field-based course is to take you towards an 
understanding of local scenery.  We will look at the components 
- the highly diverse  rocks and their structure; and processes 
- weathering, slope forming and erosion - which have combined to produce this equally varied landscape - the materials from 
which the scenery has been sculpted and the processes that have acted upon them since the area emerged from the sea 65 million years ago 
(about the same time that the dinosaurs became extinct) 
No special equipment is necessary, apart from stout footwear and possibly waterproofs - although we will hopefully have six balmy 
summer evenings! Meetings are held on Tuesdays each week, 
(apart from breaks on Tuesday 4th and 11th June), meeting at 7.00 pm and finishing 
at 9.00 pm or later (whenever the party feels in need of refreshment !!) at the following meeting points (see over) 
Cost: £50 for 6 week course 
or £10 per session 
For further details see over or telephone 
Dave Green on 01594 860858 
Email Davegeostudies@gmail.com 
Website Geostudies.co.uk

18th June Sandhurst and Wainlode 
The River Severn has eroded its course maily along the outcrop of the soft Triassic Mercia Mudstone or the Jurassic Lower Lias Clay. In between these formations is a thin series of beds of more resistant rock – the Rhaetic, which forms a series of low wooded ridges broken by faults, and occasionally cut into by the river (as at Aust, Sedbury, Westbury and here at Wainlode) to form impressive cliffs. This location is also a classic area to observe the Severn Terraces. Meet initially at the car park (along the lane) of the pub The Red Lion, at the foot of Wainlode Hill (SO848259), from where we will travel in a few cars to Sandhurst for a linear walk of about 3km with a climb of about 60m.
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SMFS Evening Meeting
When
Tue, 18 June, 19:30 – 21:30
Where
The Friends' Meeting House, 1A, Ordnance Rd, Southampton. SO15 2AZ (map)
Description
“Where did the Sauropods Roam?”  - presentation by Megan Jacobs, postgraduate student, MRes, Portsmouth University

Members’ Display Table: Anything Dinosaur!

Details at http://www.sotonminfoss.org.uk/smfsprog.htm

Wednesday 19th

OUGS WESSEX - LONGER FIELD TRIP

Thursday 20th

DGAG Excursion - Hay Tor and other Dartmoor locations
When
Thursday, 20 Jun 2019
Where
Dorset (map)
Description
Igneous rocks and weathering. The trip will cover locations such as Hay Tor, looking at the geological and geomorphological features of the granite. There will also be visits to localities looking at the evolution of tors and a chance to view the metamorphic aureole and contact zone. If you wish to attend please contact Alan or Kelvin and we'll add you to the list and provide further details.
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Thornbury Geology Group, 7.30pm, The Chantry, Thornbury
When
Thu, 20 June, 19:00 – 21:30
Description
Thornbury Geology Group, 7.30pm at The Chantry, Thornbury, and every 3rd Thursday in the month.  
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OUGS WESSEX - LONGER FIELD TRIP


Friday 21st

OUGS WESSEX - LONGER FIELD TRIP

Saturday 22nd

OUGS WESSEX - LONGER FIELD TRIP

Sunday 23rd

OUGS WESSEX - LONGER FIELD TRIP


Parallel Roads of Glen Roy

Parallel Roads of Glen Roy

A source has sent me a video, taken from a drone, of the Glen Roy area. You can download it from HERE. Unfortunately it will not play on the blog.

It would benefit from editing and some commentary, either spoken or in the form of captions, but it does indicate the possibilities of using drones in geologic education. Also filming, while heading into the sun, should be avoided!

But it does give me the opportunity to recommend a book which I recently bought:- Land of Mountain and Flood, The Geology and Landforms of Scotland by Alan McKirdy, John Gordon and Roger Crofts. ISBN: 978 1 78027 497 3. Published by Birlinn Limited.

Their explanation of the Parallel Roads is given below. You can download the PDF for this page HERE. (The watermark is there because I am evaluating an alternative to Adobe Acrobat - which now costs too much).

The book looks like it should be on a coffee table - big, lots of pictures, glossy - but it is written by people who know their stuff and it shows. Many of the people they acknowledge as having inspired them, taught me when I was at Aberdeen University, so it must be good!


Monday, 10 June 2019

Lairg Meteorite or Minch Meteorite?

Lairg Meteorite or Minch Meteorite?

Recently I was with WEGA in the North West Highlands of Scotland and among many other sites we visited the Stac Fada member of the Stoer Group. 

Now two papers have appeared concerning this rock. Both consider the unit to be an impactite - a rock formed from the debris of a meteorite impact.  

THIS ONE thinks the impact site to be in the Lairg area, while THIS ONE thinks it is in The Minch. Less technical descriptions can be found HERE (favouring the Minch) and HERE. The two academic papers contain lots of evidence and I, for one, am not qualified to decide between them. 

But it is a fascinating site and here are some photos of it.



Stac Fada
My photo of the Stac Fada member. Note the green glassy bits


Stac Fada
The Stac Fada member forms the long spit with the small islet just off its end
Stac Fada
WEGA on the Stac Fada member.

Saturday, 8 June 2019

10th to 16th June 2019


NEXT WEEKS EVENTS

10th to 16th June 2019

THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXTRACT FROM BRISTOL AND WEST COUNTRY GEOLOGY CALENDARS

MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND IN THE BRISTOL AND THE WEST COUNTRY CALENDARS AND ON THE WEB SITES OF THE RELEVANT SOCIETY OR ORGANISATION.


MONDAY 10th

Course - The Practical Study of Minerals
When
Mon, 10 June, 19:30 – 21:30
Where
Wynstones School, Stroud Rd, Whaddon, Gloucester (map)
Description
The Practical Study of  Minerals . 
How to identify minerals using techniques based on both physical (crystallographic, twinning, cleavage, hardness, density, streak, colour, lustre, acid reaction, taste etc) and optical properties under the petrological microscope  (relief, pleochroism, birefringence, extinction etc) Monday 29th April, for 10 weeks, until 15th July (not 6th nor 27th May). Held at Wynstones School, Stroud Rd, Whaddon, Gloucester from 7.30-9.30pm on Mondays. Cost £75.

Contact Dave Green by email at davegeostudies@gmail.com, by phone at 01594 960858 and by post at Dave Green, Joys Green Farm, Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, GL17 9QU

Tuesday 11th

Cardiff University Lecture - When Sea levels Change...
When
Tue, 11 June, 18:30 – 20:00
Where
The 2018-2019 monthly Tuesday evening lectures in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences will be held in the Wallace Lecture Theatre (0.13), Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place, CF10 3AT. Lectures begin at 18.30. Booking is not needed. (map)
Description
It’s all relative: the ups, downs, tilting and rebounds of ancient
sea level.
Peter Burgess (Liverpool)

Wednesday 12th



Thursday 13th

Saltford Geology Walk
When
Thu, 13 June, 19:00 – 21:00
Where
War Memorial at the junction of Beech Road and Norman Road, Saltford. For Beech Road turn left off the A4 in the middle of Saltford between Davies and Way Estate Agents and the Vauxhall Garage. The War Memorial is at the bottom of Beech Road on the left. (map)
Description
Simon Carpenter will be leading two geology walks in and around Saltford as part of the Saltford biennial Festival.

Simon's description of the event is as follows:  180 million years ago, during the Jurassic Period, much of the UK was covered by a warm, shallow sea including the area occupied by Saltford. Many of the creatures that inhabited this watery world are preserved as fossils in the local rocks and the walk leader will also bring a selection of his own fossils for participants to view. This will be a circular walk, lasting a couple of hours, and visiting a number of local rock exposures. 

There is a charge of £2.00 payable at the meeting point.

Friday 14th

Saltford Geology Walk
When
Fri, 14 June, 14:30 – 16:30
Where
War Memorial at the junction of Beech Road and Norman Road, Saltford. For Beech Road turn left off the A4 in the middle of Saltford between Davies and Way Estate Agents and the Vauxhall Garage. The War Memorial is at the bottom of Beech Road on the left. (map)
Description
Simon Carpenter will be leading two geology walks in and around Saltford as part of the Saltford biennial Festival.

Simon's description of the event is as follows:  180 million years ago, during the Jurassic Period, much of the UK was covered by a warm, shallow sea including the area occupied by Saltford. Many of the creatures that inhabited this watery world are preserved as fossils in the local rocks and the walk leader will also bring a selection of his own fossils for participants to view. This will be a circular walk, lasting a couple of hours, and visiting a number of local rock exposures. 

There is a charge of £2.00 payable at the meeting point.
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Cheltenham Mineral and Geological Society - Lecture
When
Fri, 14 June, 19:00 – 21:00
Where
Shurdington at The Century Hall (map)
Description
    'Rumble in the Jungle   Natural Nuclear Reactions in Gabon'

                         Our guest speaker is          Dr Michael Doel


Saturday 15th

SWGA _ Excursion
When
Sat, 15 June, 10:30 – 16:00
Where
Meet at 10.30am at the Llandegfedd Reservoir Car Park (ST 328 985) which is on the road between the reservoir dam and the village of Coed y paen. (map)
Description
The Usk Inlier Leader: Lesley Cherns
Meet at 10.30am at the Llandegfedd Reservoir Car Park (ST 328 985) which is on the road between
the reservoir dam and the village of Coed y paen. Depending upon numbers attending we may have
to leave some cars here (free parking) as parking at some of the sites to be visited have limited
parking space. Bring a packed lunch.
The Silurian Usk inlier exposes rocks laid down on the south-eastern shelf of the Welsh Basin,
including the southern edge of the Wenlock reef belt where the Limestone is thin. We will visit
localities showing small patch reefs with rich and diverse fossil assemblages as well as laterally
equivalent sandy bioclastic limestones of inner shelf inter-reef areas. We will also look at the overlying Ludlow age shelly siltstones that replaced carbonate sedimentation. Some localities are
currently being restored by the RIGS group.

Sunday 16th


OUGS Severnside - Excursion
When
Sunday, 16 Jun 2019
Where
Amroth, South-West Wales (map)
Description
The Carboniferous Rocks of South Pembrokeshire
Leader: Dr Geraint Owen
Location: Amroth, South-West Wales
Date: June 16th 2019 (Sunday)
Type: Field Trip (Day)
Summary: We will explore the Carboniferous coal measures exposed along the picturesque coast at Amroth, and see folding and faulting from the Variscan orogeny.
Contact: Teresa Jenkins  [teresajenkins1953@gmail.com]
 Please contact the organiser of this event for booking information

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Gourmet Field Trip to the French Alps

Gourmet Field Trip to the French Alps

A contact in the Teme Valley Geological Society has brought THIS to my attention. 

The trip will be led by Professor Donny Hutton and sounds very attractive. But you will have to move quickly - expressions of interest were required by the 17th May and deposits by the 27th, but, as is the nature of these things, bookings will still be accepted. The excursion starts on the 28th September and lasts for a week.




Saturday, 1 June 2019

3rd to 9th June 2019


NEXT WEEKS EVENTS

3rd to 9th June 2019

THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXTRACT FROM BRISTOL AND WEST COUNTRY GEOLOGY CALENDARS

MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND IN THE BRISTOL AND THE WEST COUNTRY CALENDARS AND ON THE WEB SITES OF THE RELEVANT SOCIETY OR ORGANISATION.


MONDAY 3rd

Course - The Practical Study of Minerals
When
Mon, 3 June, 19:30 – 21:30
Where
Wynstones School, Stroud Rd, Whaddon, Gloucester (map)
Description
The Practical Study of  Minerals . 
How to identify minerals using techniques based on both physical (crystallographic, twinning, cleavage, hardness, density, streak, colour, lustre, acid reaction, taste etc) and optical properties under the petrological microscope  (relief, pleochroism, birefringence, extinction etc) Monday 29th April, for 10 weeks, until 15th July (not 6th nor 27th May). Held at Wynstones School, Stroud Rd, Whaddon, Gloucester from 7.30-9.30pm on Mondays. Cost £75.

Contact Dave Green by email at davegeostudies@gmail.com, by phone at 01594 960858 and by post at Dave Green, Joys Green Farm, Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, GL17 9QU

Tuesday 4th



Wednesday 5th



Thursday 6th

DGAG Excursion - Hay Tor and other Dartmoor locations
When
Thursday, 6 Jun 2019
Where
Dorset (map)
Description
Igneous rocks and weathering. The trip will cover locations such as Hay Tor, looking at the geological and geomorphological features of the granite. There will also be visits to localities looking at the evolution of tors and a chance to view the metamorphic aureole and contact zone. If you wish to attend please contact Alan or Kelvin and we'll add you to the list and provide further details.
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Michael Benton Lecture - Festival of Nature 2019
When
Thu, 6 June, 18:30 – 19:30
Where
The Station, Silver St, Bristol BS1 2AG, UK (map)
Description
Festival of Nature 2019 includes a special series on nature writing. We’ve asked 5 different writers to join us at 4 feature events in Bristol to share their work, their upcoming projects, and to help us explore the nation’s ongoing love for nature writing. Join us!

We are living in ‘a new golden age of dinosaur science’ (The Times, 19 January 2019). It’s true. Recently, there has been a revolution in dinosaur science. Questions we thought we unanswerable can now be answered. How fast could dinosaurs run? What was the force of their bite? Were they feathered, and what colour were they? How did they care for their young? How could they be so huge?

Over the past twenty years, the study of dinosaurs has changed from natural history to a true scientific discipline. New technologies have revealed secrets locked in the prehistoric bones in ways that nobody predicted. Remarkable new fossil finds, such as giant sauropod dinosaur skeletons from Patagonia, dinosaurs with feathers from China, and even a tiny dinosaur tail in Burmese amber – complete down to every detail of its filament-like feathers, skin, bones, and mummified tail muscles – have caused media sensations. New fossils are the lifeblood of modern palaeobiology, of course, but it is the advances in technologies and methods that have driven the revolution in the scope and confidence of the field.

The Dinosaurs Rediscovered presents all the latest palaeontological evidence, with first-hand insights from behindthe scenes of the expeditions and in museum laboratories, tracing the transformation of dinosaur study from its roots in antiquated natural history to a highly technical, computational and indisputable scientific field today. In this engaging, anecdotal account, University of Bristol Professor Michael Benton explores what we know of the world of the dinosaurs, how dinosaur remains are found and excavated, and especially how palaeontologists read the details of the life of the dinosaurs from their fossils – their colours, their growth, feeding and locomotion, how the grew from egg to adult, how they sensed the world, and even whether we will ever be able to bring them back to life.

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Bath Geol Soc - Lecture
When
Thu, 6 June, 19:30 – 21:00
Where
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16 Queen Square, Bath (map)
Description
Dr. Mike Fowler, Portsmouth University

Granite petrogenesis


Friday 7th



Saturday 8th

Bath Geol Soc - Excursion
When
Sat, 8 June, 10:00 – 16:00
Where
Meet at 10 am in Tintern Abbey car park, (G.R. ST 5331999), (map)
Description
Lower Wye Valley AONB – Tintern and Barbadoes Hill areas
Leader - Dave Green
The geology of the area is of Old Red Sandstone as far as Tintern and below this point to Chepstow it is Carboniferous limestone.

Meet at 10 am in Tintern Abbey car park, (G.R. ST 5331999), £3.00 no time limit.
We then transfer into as few cars as possible to go up to Tidenham, from where we walk down to Tintern via the Devil’s Pulpit, and have lunch in Tintern. After lunch, we visit the quarries from which the abbey was constructed.
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OUGS Severnside - Field Trip
When
Sat, 8 June, 10:30 – 16:00
Where
We will meet at the Knab Rock car park on Mumbles promenade, near Verdi's cafe. Grid ref SS 625 877, postcode SA3 4EL. (map)
Description
Coastal Geology of the Gower Peninsula


Leader: Dr Gareth George

Location: West Glamorgan, South Wales

Date: June 8th 2019 (Saturday)

Type: Field Trip (Day)

Summary: During the day we will investigate a variety of Carboniferous Limestone exposures at The Mumbles, Bracelet Bay, Limeslade Bay and Caswell Bay.

More info:
Start time 10:30 am.

We will meet at the Knab Rock car park on Mumbles promenade, near Verdi's cafe. Grid ref SS 625 877, postcode SA3 4EL.

We expect to finish around 4:30 pm. 

Contact: Kath Addison-Scott   [kathaddisonscott@gmail.com]

Sunday 9th