Saltburn District

Rocks,Fossils & Scenery of North England

Welcome to the Rocks, Fossils and Scenery of Northern England Group;(aka Geology & Scenery of Northern England. Some past "Handouts" can be found under "Links". All U3A members welcome to attend any or all of the meetings. The £1.00 per session fee has gone up to £1.50 from April 1st.2019

Meets: 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month 10.00am-12noon during which there will be a tea/coffee break with the opportunity to view rock/fossil samples.
Next meeting:24th January 2020

Venue: Saltburn Methodist Church, downstairs meeting room, Milton Street

Group Leader: John Waring

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Date: 20.01.2020
Dear Colleagues,
Our next meeting is on the 4th Friday of this month, viz. 24th Jan.
Originally intended to be discussed at the previous meeting, we will begin with an examination of the Late Cretaceous- Early Tertiary Alpine Orogeny (mountain building event) and its effects on Northern England's landscape.
The Cleveland Dyke, our only "in situ" igneous rock will be then be discussed, viz. what type of rock it is, what caused its intrusion, where it can be found and why it was quarried. Finally, if time permits, we will have a look at past Ice Ages of which there have been about four in the last 700 million years, the last one beginning about 2 and a half million years ago and which we are still undergoing. We just happen to be "enjoying" an interglacial stage. The distinction between an "Ice Age" and a "glacial advance" will be emphasised.
Finally, a video will be shown illustrating "A Brief History of Life on Earth for the Last 4000 million years, the emphasis being on "brief"; it lasts for only 20 minutes!, but very interesting.
Please don't hesitate to bring along any rock or fossil specimens or anything else that could be of interest.
Best Wishes,
John Waring

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