Tynedale

Geology

Convenor: John 01434 604787

NEWS

The summer field trip program is currently postponed. We are holding online meetings on the same dates and continuing a talks program using Zoom videoconferencing.

This removes our meeting size limit so if you'd like to join in please contact John for the videoconference details.

Geology Group

Winter
During the winter we hold indoor meetings from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m., generally on the third Friday of each month (there are some exceptions, see the event schedule). The winter season runs from November to March. Talks are given by group members on any geological topic of interest to them. We also have specimens of minerals, rocks and fossils brought in by members for discussion or identification.

Summer
During the summer we run a variety of field trips to look at local geology. These are usually also on the third Friday of each month, although the leader for each trip is free to choose a day based on tide conditions, weather etc. Dates will be published in advance. If you wish to join us for one of these field trips then please call me for the timing and joining instructions. The field trips are listed on the Events section.

The summer season runs from April to October.

The field trips are usually a full day, lunching at a pub. Accessibility descriptions are included in the field trip notes, we generally walk no further than a mile each way from the cars to the geology locations and try to keep to paths, beaches and reasonable underfoot conditions (no mountaineering). Occasionally we will do a longer walk of up to 4 miles.

We occasionally organise overnight trips to allow us to explore the geology of areas further from Hexham. These are very sociable events including an overnight stop in a reasonably priced hotel and dinner.

Experimental Geology
When we are free to meet again we will be holding a couple of additional experimental geology sessions, to model turbidite flows in flume tanks, and folding and faulting of sedimentary rocks in sandbox rigs (see pictures).

Interested in joining?
If you are interested in joining, or have any questions please contact John by email or by phone (details at top of page). You are welcome to come along to up to two sessions as a taster.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Oct 23rd
→Sun Oct 25th
Field trip to Ballantrae
Cancelled
Fri Nov 20th Online meeting
Robin will talk about 'Early Life on Earth: the Geological Evidence'
Alan will show holiday slides of 'Geology in Patagonia'
John L will present 'Geology in the Landscape - Stone in the Built Environment'
Please contact convenor for details
Fri Dec 18th Online meeting
Colin G will present 'Early geologists and their theories'
Wendy will show 'Holiday photos of Bute'
Colin A will talk about 'Cratons, Terranes and Continent Growth'
Please contact convenor for details

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