North Eastern Geological Society 
(affiliated to the Geologists' Association)

 

 

Great Limestone at the waterfall, Nenthead, Cumbria
Conspicuous brown weathering marks the extent of ankerite-rich metasomatism in the limestone close to Carr’s Vein. Although almost completely altered to ankerite-rich rock, original features such as bedding are clearly preserved. The steel walkway is the tourist exit from Carr’s Mine.
(photo: Brian Young)

The Famous Norber Erratics at Norber Brow, Yorkshire Dales
Silurian Austwick Formation sandstone boulders resting on Carboniferous limestone.
Note how erosion of the underlying limestone since the last ice age has left some of the blocks on limestone pedestals.
(photo: Gordon Liddle)

Roulston Scar and Hood Hill

Photo taken from nearby Sutton Bank Visitors Centre, North Yorkshire. Roulston Scar, the cliff on the left, and Hood Hill to the right, separated by a former glacial drainage channel, are both capped with Upper Jurassic limestones, viz. the Lower Calcareous Grit. The flat plain in the distance consists of boulder clay underlain by Triassic mudstones and siltstones.
(photo: John Waring)

January 2015 Newsletter: please read
(Among other items it contains a report on "Chinese dinosaur embryos,", an article about William "strata" Smith and a mystery photograph!)


Previous newsletters
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Next Event20th March: Poles Apart? Glaciers and Climate Change in the Arctic and Antarctic Prof. Chris R. Stokes, Durham University. NB: This meeting will be preceded by the AGM from 7.00 to 7.30PM. Click here for agenda

Lectures are held at 7:30 pm in the Arthur Holmes lecture theatre, Science Laboratories site, South Rd., University of Durham. 

**********Some Additional Items which may be of interest**********

The Society's Constitution (please read)

Two important documents regarding GeoconservationUK (also known as RIGS)
1. A Press release regarding the Charter

2. The Charter itself


Tees Valley Geoconservation (RIGS) Group

OUGS Geology Symposium 2015: PANGAEA: LIFE & TIMES ON A SUPERCONTINENT: A celebration of Britain’s unique marine Permian strata.July 17th-19th

Oxford Colloquium Saturday March 7th 2015

"Plates vs. Plumes". A Geological Controversy. Professor Gillian Foulger, N.E.G.S. University Liaison Officer and  winter Lecture Programme Organiser.

A  downloadable poster to promote the Society.

Lecture: 12th March. "Solid-state convection in Earth’s deep interior and the origin of volcanic islands." Prof. Gillian Foulger

More thinsections from rocks donated by N.E.G.S. members.

University of York: Postgraduate Diploma in The Geology of Yorkshire and Northern England: starts Sep. 2015, 2 years, part time, wholly online.

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