Maidstone

Geology

What: Combining field trips and discussions. You don't have to know anything about Geology we are learning as we go.

Where: Group Leader's home and various geological sites in Kent.

When: Second Wednesday of the month 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

How to Join: For more details send an email message to the Geology Group Leader using the blue pigeon Send a Message button on the top right hand side of this page.

Group Project - RIGS Visit Reports
The GeoConservation Kent group is an association of people who care about geological sites and wish to identify, conserve, enhance and research those of particular importance in Kent. Some years ago they listed the Regionally Important Geological Sites in Kent (click Geoconservation Kent in the Links panel at the side of this page). They now need to check them all again to identify their current status but are short of boots on the ground, especially in West Kent, The science has already been done but they need to know if they are still visible / accessible etc. Our U3A Geology Groups already visit some of the sites regularly. As this is an eminently worthy project I have suggested that our U3A group may be able to help updating the records if we are given a simple form to fill in when we visit a site and indeed given a list we can extend our visits to include others that have not been looked at previously. The form to be filled in can be obtained by clicking RIGS Form blank. Similarly RIGS Form Sample shows how the form can be filled in.

LOCAL EVENTS

Medway Fossil and Mineral Society
Meetings take place at St Peters Church Hall, Delce Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 2EH from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Kent Geologists Group
Meetings take place at the United Reformed Church Hall, 67 Week Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1QU from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

RESOURCES

Click the Links on the top right hand side of this page or see the Geology section on the Links page for useful information and details of sites we have visited.

PICTURES

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Sheppey Fossils Warden Bay Samphire Hoe Folkestone Folkestone

Cast of dinosaur footprint, Scotney Cast

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