The Summer Programme of 2018



On Saturday 24th March (postponed due to flooding)
Colleyweston Slate Mine, Lincolnshire
The Colleyweston Slate is a sandy limestone horizon, above the Lower Estuarine Series, at the bottom of the Jurassic Lower Lincolnshire limestone.


On Saturday 4th April (postponed due to flooding)
Colleyweston Slate Mine, Lincolnshire

On Saturday 21st April
Gt Tew Quarry, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 4BT
The ironstone that is quarried at Gt Tew is from the Marlstone Rock Bed of the Jurassic Middle Lias.

On Saturday 19th May
Must Farm Quarry, Kings Dyke, Whittlesey, Cambs
Fossils in the Oxford Clay of the Jurassic Anholme Group


On Saturday 2nd June
Dr Trevor Ford Memorial Meeting
The Yorkshire Geological Society hosted, at the Devonshire Dome, in Buxton, Derbyshire, presentations on the works of our previous Life President, Dr Trevor Ford


On Sunday 3rd June
Derbyshire limestones and mineralisation
The Yorkshire Geological Society ran one, or more, expeditions in the Peak District in illustration of the interests of Dr Trevor Ford


On Saturday 7th July
Bantycock Quarry, Balderton, by Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire.
An opencast mine supplying gypsum from the Branscombe Mudstone. The best UK section of the Triassic-Jurassic boundary, here the Barnstone Member at the base of the Scunthorpe Mudstone Formation (Rhaetian-Hettangian).

On Saturday 18th August (postponed)
Colleyweston Slate Mine

On Saturday 27th October
Mineral mines at Alderley, Cheshire
The Engine Vein mine and Wood mine at Alderley extracted bodies of polymetallic mineralisation
that weremainly in the Helsby Sandstone of the Triassic. Dr Geoffrey Warrington was our Leader