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Leader: Pete Webb


The Geology 1 Group is currently pursuing a series of specialist topics.

The Geology 2 Group, starting in January 2020, will be an introductory series of talks.

Both groups meet in the New Mills Library Lecture Room, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon,
Geology 1 on the 4th Monday and
Geology 2 on the 2nd Wednesday of each month,
except May - August when both groups do field trips instead.

All Geology Meetings and Field Trips are CANCELLED until further notice

Geology 1 Future Programme

Indoor meetings:

23 March 2020 BI Precambrian and Palaeozoic geological history in preparation for the Anglesey and Charnwood field trips.
27 April 2020 Subject TBA

Geology 2

Geology 2 is a new course beginning in January 2020.

The Geology 2 syllabus will start by going right back to basics: plate tectonics, the three major classes of rocks, the rock cycle and geological history of our region. It's intended to provide a background for those who joined Geology after the basics were done; as a revision opportunity for anybody who wants it; and as an introduction for newcomers.

Geology 2 Future Programme

Indoor meetings:

11 March 2020 Plate Tectonics Part 3 (a round-up); The Rock Cycle; Triassic and Jurassic in preparation for filed trips
8 April 2020 Igneous rocks and igneous activity in general. Nice videos!

Field Trips

Location Date Arrangements
Triassic field trip. Triassic rocks and Alderley Edge copper mine. 15 April TBA
Scarborough: Rotunda Museum, William Smith Map (at Art Gallery); coastal geology (Middle Jurassic - dinosaur footprints if we're lucky!) 24 April Meet at New Mills Coop car park at 8am; or 11am at Scarborough Art Gallery
Miller's Dale to look at the Carboniferous Limestone; and then Mam Tor for the lower part of the Millstone Grit. 5 or 7 May TBA
Kinder Reservoir to look at the upper part of the Millstone Grit; and then Arden Quarry for the Coal Measures. 21 or 27 May TBA
Dorset field trip. 20-21 June Friday 19, travel down there; Sat and Sun, geology, including a visit to the Etches Collection at Kimmeridge; Mon 22 disperse.
Anglesey field trip. 13-14 July Travel there on 12 July, 13-14 geology, 15 disperse.
Charnwood Forest field trip. TBA August Travel there on day 1 morning, geology day 1 afternoon, geology day 2, and disperse day 3 (am or pm).

May - August Geology 1 and 2: field trips.Also may include 1 day trips to the Brassington Beds (Peak DIstrict), the Permian Limestone (S. Yorks and Notts).

<To read reports of previous field trips click here>

March 2020