Background picture Granite from St.Stythyans Parish.
Field Trips & Meetings of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall
RGSC field event on a mine site -remember that mine sites and dumps are derelict stony dusty dusty places and contaminated with minerals and sometimes with mine shafts. Risk assessments will have been carried out and insurance cover through the Geological Association insurance Scheme but it is the responsibility of each member to be careful. It is also important that advice from the Leader is adhered to.
following talks or lectures will take
place at Cornwall Wildlife Trust, at Five Acres, Allet, near
talk/lecture will start at 7pm and be held in the meetings room
with power point facilities available.
There are events and Field meetings to be announced so please contact Neil.
Email;email@example.comTelephone/answer phone 01209 860410
Check website http://geologycornwall.com for updates.
WED.22nd FEBRUARY.Dr.Caradoc Peters.ASPECTS OF PREHISTORIC GEOLOGISTS.
WED.21ST MARCH. Charles Smith.LODE STRUCTURES AT GEEVOR MINE.
WED.18TH APRIL.Courtenay V Smale.WILLIAMS MINERAL COLLECTION AT TUCSON AND MUNICH MINERAL SHOWS.
DATE IN APRIL TO BE REANNOUNCED Courtenay V Smale.WILLIAMS MINERAL COLLECTION AT CAERHAYS CASTLE.meeting time and place to be announced later.
WED.16TH MAY.Stephen Lay LIFE IN THE DAY OF A CORNISH MINING ENGINEER.
SAT.19TH MAY. RICHARD WILLIAMS. UNDERGROUND GEOLOGY POLDARK MINE.Meet in Carpark at 11am.
SAT.9TH JUNE.Flourescent microscopy with rock sections led by Mrs Pat Woodward.2-5pm.Allet
SAT.16TH JUNE. Luke Martin.FIELD TRIP TO LUXULYAN QUARRY. Meet at entrance to Quarry 2pm 1 kilometre north of Luxulyan grid reference SX 053 587 THIS MEETING HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED AT THE LAST MINUTE.
SAT.30TH JUNE.Prof Colin Bristow.FIELD MEETING AT THE CLASSIC STOCKWORK RIGGS SITE AT CARCLAZE QUARRY.Meet at Carn Grey Car Park NGR SX O34/551 10 AM.
SAT.7TH JULY.Neil Plummer. MEGILLIGAR PEGMATITE.To be announced according to the tides.Meeting place 1-30pm at the entrance road to Tremearne Farm.Coast road from Porthleven to Ashton.(low tide at 2-30pm)w
18th JULY.ALLET no meeting
22nd AUGUST.Ross Whittaker talks about the REOPENING OF THE GREENLAWS LEAD FLUORITE MINE DADDRY SHIELD,WEARDALE,Co DURHAM. Also a showing of specimens from the North of England some of which are available to members.
WED.26TH SEPT.Richard Hocking CLIFF FAILURES AT HELLíS MOUTH AND CORNISH COASTLINE.
WED.17TH OCTOBER.Prof Colin Bristow.MEMOIRS OF A GLOBETROTTING CHINA CLAY GEOLOGIST.
NOVEMBER. Chris Bean THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN QUARTERNARY VOLCANICS
AND THE TERTIARY FOSSILS BEDS OF SOUTH YEMEN.
Neil Plummer,An Velyn Seaureaugh,St.Stythyans,Cornwall.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone/answer phone 01209 860410
Further information to follow detailing field trips.
HSE Requirement:- All visitors must wear:- Helmets and
reflective tops (the Society have a few available)
MOBILE TELEPHONE 0779-2723351
BALWEST HERITAGE SOCIETY ARCHIVE
2012 ARCHIVE Talks are held in the Balwest Sunday School starting at 7-30pm.Please ring Sid Geake for other information about Walks.
A £2 charge is made for non members for Tea and Biscuits. There is ample parking in the car park beside the School and it is reached by leaving the A394 at the junction in Ashton and the building is on the lower slopes of Tregonning Hill.
27th January Nigel Macdonald-Gold Mining in Newfoundland
24th February David and Michael Ball-Humphry Davy
30th March Peter Benbow-Trelubbas Wartha Tin Streaming Works
27th April Robbie Wilson-Falconry
25th May Walk-Redruth and Chasewater Railway(to be confirmed)
29th June Kingsley Rickard-Hayle
26th October Robin Shail-Coastal Landslide and Recession in West Cornwall (to be confirmed)
Contact Sid Geake on 01736-763258 for information -THIS SITE WILL BE UPDATED AS SOON AS WE RECEIVE INFORMATION.
FIELD TRIPS AND MEETINGS OF THE ROYAL GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF CORNWALL
to be held at Threeacres,Allet.,unless otherwise indicated. All at 7pm.
30th JANUARY 7pm Allet.Glacial Times on Dartmoor.by Dr.Steven Harrison.,P Hd.
WHEAL JANE DATES IN FEBRUARY
February 6th 2013
February 13th 2013
February 20th 2013
February 27th 2013
VISITS TO WHEAL JANE CONSORTIUM BY KIND INVITATION.
TO VIEW between 12 mid day and 2pm the :
INDUCTIVE COUPLED PLASMA
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL UPON WHICH DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED.
There will be an additional visit on a date in May to be arranged
(10 car parking spaces available)
Royal Geological Society Lectures at Allet all held at 7pm
DATES BOOKED AT ALLET lectures yet to be confirmed.Field visits as detailed
March 20th Field Visit to see the Williams Mineral Collection/Bryce Murdo Minerals at
Caerhays Castle.The tour will comprise a visit to the House Tea/Coffee
and the minerals lasting 2 hours.
We will also see the reserve collection.BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL BY RETURN AS NUMBERS
ARE LIMITED, Please (email email@example.com or 01209 860410).
A charge of £8 will be made per person.Please have the fee ready to collect payment will be made
in one payment for the whole group.
We will assemble in the car park before hand and we will leave to view the collection at 10-15am
Prompt. Please enter from Porthluney Beach and drive through the gatehouse up the estate
road and explain to the staff that you are with the RGSC Group.(The interior of the house is
of real interest but the aim of the visit -the Mineral collection has minerals of World Significance
-There is an option if you wish to visit the garden for an additonal fee afterwards.)Porthluney Beach is
also available to visit afterwards,the western side has closely cleaved dipping metamorphosed
shaley and sandy sediments which contain olistoliths the oldest rocks in Cornwall. These are
'exotic'rocks that have been incorporated by the movement of the thrust faults and are thought to
be Ordovician and Silurian.These clasts can be white to pale grey quarzites and black limestone.
Quarzite clasts are rare but can contain fossils and are within the Roseland Breccias thought to
result from submarine slides.Some of the olistoliths contain Trinucleid Trilobites.
The western side of the beach has sliding along steeply dipping cleavage planes.The eastern side
has caves in a brown metamorphosed sedimentary rock which contains microfossils of Lower
Devonian age -400 million years-if you intend to explore be warned about the slippages and coastal
erosion due to prolonged rain. But you must take boots to cross the river to get top the exposures.
Take a digital camera to photograph specimens rather than hammers and then someone else
April 9th FIELD VISIT TO CAERHAYS CASTLE TO VIEW THE WILLIAMS AND
BRYCE MURDO COLLECTION.DETAILS AS ABOVE .10-15AM PROMPT.......
Booking details the same as above. (FULLY BOOKED.)
23rd April 2-30pm Porthleven Public Hall. Porthleven Old Cornwall Society.
The Williams CaerhaysMineral Collection-Saved from near oblivion Lecture
by Couteneay V Smale-the Curator.
May 15th to be held at Allet Nigel Mac Donald.Modern Gold Processing in Newfoundland.
June 19th to be held at Allet.EXPLORING FOR A NEW MINE IN MID CORNWALL.MARK
THOMPSON OF TRELIVER MINERALS.
28th June 7-30pm at Balwest Sunday School Room.Peter Joseph A look at Coastal Mines of St.Just
July 17th at Allet.The Royal Geological Society of Cornwall and The Amateur Geologist.
By a former Curator of the RGSC Collections David Freeman.
August 21st vacant to be held at Allet
Sept 18th vacant to be held at Allet
27th September Balwest Sunday School Room 7-30pm Local Mines.Stephen Polglase.
November 20th. To be held at Allet Castle an Dinas 1916-1957 Cornwall's Premier Wolfram Mine
by Tony Brooks Mine Mine Captain of King Edward Mine.