Friday, 3 March 2017

Next week 6th to 12th March 2017


6th to 12th March 2017
The following is an extract from Bristol Geology Calendar

More details can be found in the Calendar and on the web sites of the relevant Society or organisation.





 Dave Green's microscope course
WhenThu, 9 March, 19:30 – 21:30
WhereThe Chantry, Thornbury. (map)
DescriptionRocks and Minerals under the Microscope.  This 10 week course aims to introduce you to the identification and description of rocks and their component minerals under the petrological microscope. This is a practical course, each participant will be provided with a microscope and a set of thin sections of rocks, and will work through a course at their own pace. Held at The Chantry, Thornbury. First meeting 7.30 – 9.30, Thurs 12th January until March 23rd (not Thurs 16th Feb) in the Buckingham Room. Max. numbers 20, “first come, first served” due to number of slide sets. Cost £75


 Cheltenham Mineral and Geological Society
WhenFri, 10 March, 19:00 – 21:00
WhereShurdington at The Century Hall (map)
DescriptionAGM and Annual Competition



 OUGS SW Field Trip
WhenSun, 12 March, 10:00 – 13:00
WhereGoodrington, Paignton TQ4, UK (map)
DescriptionOUGS SW branch have an ‘Introduction to Geology' field trip running to Goodrington on Sunday 12th March. The focus of the day will be on understanding the origins, lithology and structures in a range of different sedimentary rocks from Roundham Head to Saltern Cove rather than their stratigraphical relationships, it will be focused on beginners. It will include scrambling over wet rocks at low tide so suitable footwear is vital, preferably boots, total distance about 4-5 miles. The return is by steep cliff steps and then the coastal path. Contact Rich Blagden at for details concerning time and exact place.

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