The life and times of Dr Fossil

  This weeks blog is an extract from the newsletter of the Black Country Geological Society entitled ’The Dudley Bug’ in which we have produced a special edition world exclusive report. Little has been known about this man of science…that is until now! Over the past few months we have tracked down the elusive Dr Fossil to explore his [...]

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A boring old bunch? I don’t think so…

As a geologist I can never go anywhere without being easily distracted, for example I’m sure people (mainly women) often think I am ‘eyeing’ them up, when in actual fact there is an interesting sedimentary structure preserved in the wall behind them. Likewise, walking through shopping centres, I am probably branded a complete nutcase when walking [...]

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Some different types of fossils

Graham Worton, the Keeper of Geology at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, talks about the various types of fossils. This includes the ones we can see with the naked eye including dinosaurs and trilobites (such as the famous ‘Dudley Bug’) as well as tiny microfossils which are hidden within rocks and can only be seen through a [...]

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What is a fossil?

Here Graham Worton, the Keeper of Geology at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, explains what a fossil is, how they form and how fossils can be used to tell the story of life on Earth.  He demonstrates that a fossil can be anything from a large dinosaur skull to a fossilised shell or Ammonite.

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