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Newsletter No. 202

The Black Country Geological Society

August 2010

North Staffordshire Group of the Geologists’ Association

Tuesday 7th September: A September Evening Trip to the Apedale Gallery Section of

the Apedale Mine.

Leader: Les Mason. Those wishing to attend must contact the field

secretary, Nick Hulley at either nicholas.hulley@btinternet.com allocated on a first come/first served basis. NB: there will be a £4

or 01538 Field Fee

722017 and places will charge for this event.


Thursday 14th October: The genesis and evolution of sulphate evaporites in the Midlands. Speaker: M. Noel Worley (Saint-Gobain).

All lectures are held at 7.30 in the School of Earth Sciences and Geography, William Smith Building at Keele University unless otherwise stated. Further information at: www.esci.keele.ac.uk/nsgga/

Manchester Geological Association

Saturday 4th September: Dovedale led by Jane Michael. A day trip, this will follow the 9 mile Dovedale Walk (No 7) from Fred Broadhurst's "Rocky Rambles in the Peak District". The first part of the walk climbs up Thorpe Cloud. (Participants not wishing to do this can join the party further on.) On return from Ravens Tor, there is more ascent above the valley (with a low level alternative for this too.)

Anyone wishing to attend must contact Jane Michael in advance to book in. There is no charge for visitors from other societies at lectures or field visits. Jane Michael's email address: outdoors@mangeolassoc.org.uk Further information at: http://www.mangeolassoc.org.uk/

Shropshire Geological Society

Monday 16th August: Rockhop meeting, commencing 18.30pm. Fossil hunting at Lea Quarry led by Chris Rayner. Walking (half a mile); some rough ground; bring your own refreshment, if required. (Booking to reserve a place and obtain joining instructions from Keith Hotchkiss by email: kah22@btinternet.com; telephone: 01694 723 130.)

Tuesday 21st September: Rockhop meeting, commencing 10.00am. Caer Caradoc led by Peter Toghill. Looking at the Ordovician. Walking (two miles, starting from Willstone Farm); some rough ground; bring your own refreshment, if required. (Booking to reserve a place and obtain joining instructions from Frank Hay, preferably by email: frankhay@waitrose.com; telephone: 01694 724 723.)

Anyone wishing to attend should telephone the meeting co-ordinator at least 48 hours in advance. A nominal charge is levied for non-members. The Rockhops are primarily intended for beginners. Arrive 15 mins before the start of field trips for admin. Further info at: www.shropshiregeology.org.uk/

Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group

Wednesday 18th August - 6.30pm: Rock Mill & Coton End Quarries led by John Crossling & Ian Fenwick. Meet SP 3016 6613 (Rock Mill Lane) - Please park in adjacent streets as approaches to Rock Mill are private areas.

Saturday 4th September: Whittlesey - Cambridgeshire. This year our joint field trip is being organised by the Geology Section of the Leicester Literary & Philosophical Society.

If you wish to attend contact Ian Fenwick swift@ianfenwick.f2s.com or 01926-512531.The WGCG mobile phone (0752 7204184) available on the day from 11.00. There is a charge of £2.00 for non- members. For further information visit: http://www.wgcg.co.uk/

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