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




Looking in a south westerly direction at an exposure of the Great Whin Sill at Holwick Scar, upthrown by the WNW-ESE trending Teesdale Fault.

Members braving the weather examining Upper Carboniferous Namurian "Millstone Grit"  fluvial sandstones on the coast at Boulmer Steel, about 5 miles east of Alnwick, Northumberland.

Summerhill Force cascading over Lower Carboniferous ("Mississipian") sediments and Gibson's Cave near Bowlees Visitor Centre, between Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, and High Force waterfall.

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May-June 2015 Newsletter: please read

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Next Event: 19th September  Lower and Middle Jurassic rocks of Whitby – Saltwick Bay
(more details in Field trips)

Two requests from our Secretary:

1.Any member who might be interested in working on a Planning Group for a NEGS 'Geology Day' or supporting such an event please contact the Secretary. The chairperson is Gordon Hull and planning is under way.
2.Professor Gillian Foulger is still seeking speakers for 20 minute presentations on members night (December 20th) Please contact the Secretary, or Professor Foulger. (cf. contacts)

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

The Society's Constitution (amended April 2015)

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

2. The Charter itself

Northumbria Branch, OUGS field trips 2015

Geologists' Association Annual Conference 

Geologists' Association Annual Conference Booking Form

"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.

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

Univ. of York: Postgrad. Diploma: Geology of Yorkshire and Northern England: starts Sep. 2015, 2 years, part time, wholly online.

Tees Valley Geoconservation (RIGS) Group


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