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A Report of LGA Field Events held during Summer 2009


Field Visit Reports 2009 - click to view pdf (1.31 MB)
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The 2009 Field Visit Reports booklet - containing full reports for each excursion of the 2009 field calendar - can be viewed using the link on the right. The file size is 1.31 MB and the format is pdf.

Please note: The field reports are personal accounts of LGA field excursions, written by a members of the LGA, recording their impressions of the event. They are intended as a summary of the geology of the area visited. The routes described may not be suitable for use by individuals and/or groups and do not necessarily follow an established path or public right of way.

Field Programme: 2009

21 May 2009
Thursday Evening
New RIGS Sites at Wetherby Cliff and Boston Spa Alison Tymon
6 June 2009
Saturday Daytime
Johnsons Wellfield Quarry
Crosland Hill, Huddersfield
Graham Mallinson
Nicola Bullas
Johnsons Management
14 June 2009
Sunday Daytime
Runswick Bay Prof Paul Wignall
Earth & Environment
University of Leeds
27 June 2009
Saturday Daytime
North Lincolnshire Chalk Paul Hildreth
26 July 2009
Sunday Daytime
Manifold Valley , North Staffordshire Peak District
and Ecton Hill Copper Mine
Dr Neil Aitkenhead
BGS (retired), LGA
11 September 2009 -
13 September 2009
Friday - Sunday
Residential Weekend - North Solway Coast  
4 October 2009
Sunday Daytime
The Building Stones of Manchester Fred Broadhurst

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Excursion Details
Thursday 21st May 2009    —     New RIGS sites at Wetherby Cliff and Boston Spa

Leader: Alison Tymon.

Purpose: Examination of exposures in the Permian at Wetherby and in the riverside cliff at Boston Spa which are to be designated as RIGS Sites by West Yorkshire Geological Trust.

Geology: Permian.

Maps and references: BGS Sheet 70 Leeds

Saturday 6th June 2009   —   Johnsons Wellfield Quarry at Crosland Hill, Huddersfield

Leader: Graham Mallinson & Nicola Bullas, Johnsons Management.

Purpose: To examine sections in the Millstone Grit, stone extraction and working processes.

Geology: Carboniferous.

Sunday 14th June 2009     —     Runswick Bay

Leader: Prof Paul Wignall, School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds.

Purpose: To examine the Lower Jurassic structure between Runswick and Kettleness.

Geology: Jurassic.

Saturday 27th June 2009     —     North Lincolnshire Chalk

Leader: Paul Hildreth.

Purpose: To examine use of the 3 main markers (flint, marl and shell beds) in correlation of the chalk stratigraphy. Recognition of distinctive characteristics of the Ferriby, Welton and Burnham Chalk Formations.

Geology: Cretaceous.

Maps and references:

OS Pathfinder 707, 719, 720.

Geology of the Country around Kingston-upon-Hull and Brigg.

BGS Memoir Lithostratigraphical Classification of the Chalk in North Yorkshire, Humberside and Lincolnshire, C.J. Wood and E.G. Smith.

Proc. Yorks. Geol. Soc. Vol 42 p12.

Sunday 26th July 2009     —     Manifold Valley , N Staffs Peak District and Ecton Hill Mine

Leader: Dr Neil Aitkenhead, BGS (retired), former LGA President.

Purpose: To examine the lithology and structure of Carboniferous limestones of basin facies to the west of the Peak District carbonate platform at the western margin of the North Staffordshire Basin. The well-bedded limestones, belonging to the Ecton Limestone Formation, are of tyrbidic facies and are highly folded and well displayed in roadside exposures. They are interspersed with knoll reefs or carbonate mudmounds, well exposed round Wetton Mill in the Manifold Valley , an area of spectacular and beautiful scenery. To make the visit along Salts Level of the old Ecton Hill Copper Mine, see old workings, a copper vein, associated folding etc. The mine is long disused and now and educational trust.

Geology: Carboniferous.

Maps and references:

OS 1:50000 Landranger Sheet 119 Buxton and Matlock.

Outdoor Leisure Sheet 24 - The Peak District White Peak Area.

BGS 1:50000 Geology Sheet 111 Buxton.

BGS Buxton Memoir 1985 Aitkenhead, N., Chisholm, J.I., and Stevenson, I.P.

Geology of the Country around Buxton, Leek and Bakewell. Mem. Br. Geol. Surv. Sheet 111.

The Copper and Lead Mines around the Manifold Valley, North Staffordshire. Lindsey Porter and John Robey. Landmark Publishing Ltd. Ashbourne, 2000.

The Hamps and Manifold Geotrail - Leaflet produced by Dr. Patrick Cossey of Staffordshire University on behalf of the Staffordshire RIGS Group.

Fri 11th - Sun 13th Sept 2009    —    Residential Weekend: North Solway Coast

Sunday 4th October 2009     —     The Building Stones of Manchester

Leader: Fred Broadhurst.

Purpose: To examine stone types used in the city's buildings.

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