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

The Famous Norber Erratics

Norber Brow.
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)

September 2014 Newsletter: please read

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Next Events: Field Trip: Saturday 25th October: Geology of Durham Cathedral. Organised as a formal Cathedral tour (at a cost of £5 per person, concessions £4.50). Leader: Brian Young (retired BGS/ Durham University)

Lecture: 21st November, 2014  Dr. Darren Grocke Durham University: A Brief History of Stable Isotopes: from Kangaroos to Forensics to Botany and the Mesozoic

Cf. September 2014 newsletter for details of these events.
(Reports of previous field excursions for publication in the newsletter and website will be welcome.)
Dates for your diary: cf. also the Lectures Page. Lectures begin 17th October.

**********Some Additional Items**********

Field Excursions organised by North West Highlands Geopark

A sculpture of the British Isles representing three billion years of the geological age of the Earth has been officially unveiled at Durham University.

More information from the talk "What Lies Beneath Us - A GeoSculpture at Durham University" given by Dr. Darren Grocke, Durham University

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

New publication: Carboniferous Geology: Bowland Fells to Pendle Hill. Ed. Paul Kabrna. cf. also Craven & Pendle Geol. Soc. under "Links"

A  downloadable poster to promote the Society.

Formation of a Durham RIGS Group

More thinsections from rocks donated by N.E.G.S. members: added 23rd. April 2014

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