Geobabble

This is an extract from the Black Country Geological Society newsletter 209, October 2011 entitled Geobabble. Stratigraphy has always been a very important area in the study of geology. Within any geographical area, if you are looking at the geology you need to understand the sequence of the rocks, and visualise it as a column, [...]

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Minibeasts of Dudley

This is an extract from the newsletter of The ‘Black Country Geological Society‘, No. 201 June 2010. This was part of the regular section entitled ‘The Dudley Bug’ written by members Alison Roberts and Chris Broughton. Last summer a number of different research opportunities arose at Dudley Museum. They began last spring when Graham Worton spent a [...]

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Siluria Revisited 2011

Last week, I attended the International Subcommission on Silurian Stratigraphy Conference in Ludlow, Shropshire.  This is where geologists from around the globe share their research and knowledge on the Silurian Geological Period. But my Silurian story began two years ago… In the summer of 2009, stabilisation works took place within the Step Shaft Mine beneath [...]

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The importance of microfossils

Graham Worton, the Keeper of Geology at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, explains why tiny fossils known as microfossils are so important in dating rocks and economic resources.

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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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