The Black Country Geological Society Needs You!

For geology enthusiasts in and around the Black Country, the local Black Country Geological Society (BCGS) is a great way to get involved with current geological issues. The BCGS hold indoor meetings once a month (October to April) at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery. It doesn’t matter whether you are a professional geologist, a student or somebody who simply has an interest in it. There is something for everyone.

A fossil hunting trip to the Wrens Nest, Dudley

The society also encourages geologists to get out there and see the wild rocks for themselves rather than the rocks kept in captivity within museums. This is done though regular field meetings throughout the field season.

If you would like to join the BCGS to build your geological knowledge or just to meet like-minded people then visit the website or contact Mike Williams on the contact us page.

Indoor meetings start on Monday 17th October 2011 with ‘A New Look at The Silurian Period’ revealing the latest research and theories for the Silurian in the Black Country.

For those of you who can’t wait to get in to the field, our next fieldtrip is on…

Sunday 7th August: (Field Meeting) The Woolhope Dome. Led by Moira Jenkins and Rosamund Skelton (Woolhope Naturalists’ Field Club, Geology Section).

Meet 11:00am, at a small quarry and picnic site (SO 5780 3853). Bring sandwiches. Pub/toilet stop at lunchtime – food not guaranteed. From Ledbury: A438 towards Hereford. At Dormington turn left onto a minor road to Mordiford. Just under a mile turn left up a road with a picnic place sign to a T junction. Turn right and then left fork up hill. At a hairpin bend to the left, the quarry with P is on the right. Pull in here. Views across Herefordshire into Wales. Formations include Aymestry Limestone, Downton Castle Sandstone and Raglan Mudstone. The day will include a walk of approximately half a mile.

If you wish to attend the fieldtrip please contact the organiser Andy Harrison first via the contact us page.

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