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Geology 2

This group started in April 2019


Springwood Community Centre
(see map)

Meeting Time

Monthly First Monday
2pm - 4pm

Group Co-ordinator

Mary Reed

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Can you identify rocks? What are fossils? What is Plate Tectonics?

Our geology group has fun learning about these topics and many more in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Geology 2 started in April 2019 and so far have studied Minerals, Igneous rocks and Sedimentary Environments.

Our schedule for 2021

13 Sept The Precambrian - Mary
11 Oct Australia - Dawn
8 Nov Snowball Earth - Hilary
13 Dec A mine in Wales - Alun

Monday 9 Dec 2019 Geology 2 Trip to Kimmeridge

On a dry sunny winter's day 14 of us visited the Etches Fossil Collection at Kimmeridge in Dorset. Fossils collected locally over a lifetime by Steve Etches are beautifully preserved here and provide a deeper understanding of the Jurassic environment over 100 million years ago. After lunch in the local restaurant we then tried our own fossil collecting finding plenty of ammonites in the soft clays at Kimmeridge Bay.

In September 2019 we went Fossil hunting at Bracklesham Bay where there are deposits that are 45 Million years old. We managed, between the showers, to find quite a hoard!