Erratic ice of the Black Country

This is an extract from the Black Country Geological Society (BCGS) Newsletter 210 December 2011. In many of the articles I have read about local glacial erratics, there arise the problems related to age; which glaciation was responsible for their transport and deposition. I thought that with a few days concentrated research I might throw [...]

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A Quick Guide to the Isle of Skye, Scotland

This is an extract from the newsletter of The ‘Black Country Geological Society‘, No. 197 October 2009. This was part of the regular section entitled ‘The Dudley Bug’ written by members Alison Roberts and Chris Broughton. The Isle of Skye is the largest of the Inner Hebridean Islands with an area of 3000Km2. Portree is the [...]

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Mapping in Skye

In 2008, at the end of my second year reading for a BSc in Geology at the University of Birmingham, I undertook the most arduous of undergrad fieldwork… geological mapping! This is where all undergraduate geologists are sent off under their own steam to map the geological features of their chosen area. My chosen mapping [...]

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Dud Dudley

 Dud Dudley was born in 1598 and was the illegitimate son of Edward Sutton, the 5th Baron Dudley of Dudley. Lord Dudley brought up the eleven children which he has had with Elizabeth Tomlinson at Himley Hall. Here Dud began to study the theory and processes used in iron manufacturing, which his father encouraged. By [...]

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