GEOLOGY (ALISON TYMON)
Monthly sessions on rocks, minerals and fossils and various geological concepts, using samples, where appropriate, with examples from all over Britain. Everyone is welcome, whatever your level of knowledge of geology.
Monthly, first Friday 9.45 – 12.00 Ayton Community Hall
Since the start of 2019 the geology group has concentrated on Scottish geology, particularly the metamorphic rocks of the Caledonian mountains, explained with the help of plate tectonic theory and, incidentally, learning how to use geology maps. Two summer outings to Cocklawburn, the beach south of Berwick-upon-Tweed with a variety of folded and faulted sedimentary rocks, most of which are full of plant, animal and trace fossils, were followed by a trip led by Angus Miller to North Berwick to see volcanic rocks.
Starting on Friday 6th September 2019, we will meet on the first Friday of each month at Ayton Community Hall from 9.45 – 12.00 to study sedimentary rocks and their features, as well as taking a look at the geology of some of Britain’s islands, starting with Jersey and the Isle of Man.
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