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Geology 2

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At the first meeting of the past season reports were received of the field visit to Campsie Linn and the U3A Geology Summer School which was held in Dundee. Other members reported on visits to Boddin Point, a Stockbridge walk, Lochaber Geopark, Praying Hands in Glen Lyon, Siccar Point and the Rhinns of Islay. The group discussed fields of interest for the rest of the season and volunteers to lead topics.
As a result one meeting consisted of several short presentations covering a bracelet of South African gemstones, a geological holiday on Arran, pebbles from Fife, Easdale Slate quarries and recognition of conglomerates.
We also enjoyed presentations on:

  • mineral deposits, particularly those of the Bushveldt igneous complex of South Africa
  • the limestone landscapes of the Burren in western Ireland and El Torcal in southern Spain
  • the classification, nomenclature, structure and uses of some mineral groups
  • the geology of Bute and its influence on landscape
  • the distribution, causes and results of earthquakes

Our final meeting was a field outing to the Earthquake House in Comrie, where the custodian treated us to a fascinating insight to its history, and the Carboniferous dyke at Bonnybeg near Crieff.

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