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Look into the eye of a volcano
Apr09

Look into the eye of a volcano

This stunning film of the dramatic eruption of an Icelandic volcano on 21st March will be sure to thrill our Rockwatch members. Reported in the Icelandic newspaper, Morgunblaðið’s at mbl.is, photographer and entrepreneur Björn Steinbekk shares this incredible footage which was filmed by drones. With this new technology, Steinbekk was able to see right into the eye of the eruption and over the eruption fissure. Many of our...

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New Rock Show Online Launching Today
Mar01

New Rock Show Online Launching Today

Rockwatchers may be interested to know that The Harrow and Hillingdon Geological Society’s Rock Show Online goes live today! The show features exhibits about the rock cycle, fossils and dinosaurs, fluorescent minerals, industry and the arts so there’s something for everyone whether it’s to support your GCSE science curriculum or you have a passion for geology. Check out the Rock Show...

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The Bendricks Fossilised Dinosaur Footprints in South Wales
Feb25

The Bendricks Fossilised Dinosaur Footprints in South Wales

Bendricks dinosaur trackways ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 6 Bendricks dinosaur trackways Steve Howe shares his fascinating geological insights into The Bendricks, where Lily Wilder recently hit national news with her dinosaur footprint fossil find, as featured on the BBC website. The coast between Cardiff and Barry exposes a wonderful succession of 220-200 million year old Upper Triassic rocks.  Around Penarth and...

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Issue 86 of the Rockwatch Magazine: published December 2020
Dec16

Issue 86 of the Rockwatch Magazine: published December 2020

Issue 86 Contents List: published December 2020 BEACH CLUES TO LOST WORLDS ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 BEACH CLUES TO LOST WORLDS BEACH CLUES TO LOST WORLDS Delving into Triassic/Jurassic times HOW AMMONITES CLOCK CLIMATE The special qualities of a widespread fossil FULGURITES: GLASS AT THE SPEED OF LIGHTNING How bolts from the blue create a mineraloid THE SONG OF THE ICE The science and sounds of Antarctica in music...

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Rockstar Competition Winners and Entries
Nov07

Rockstar Competition Winners and Entries

To coincide with this year’s Virtual Festival of Geology, Rockwatch is delighted to showcase a selection of this year’s Rockstars 2020 Competition Winners and Entries in this short movie. As in previous years, judges were really impressed with the very high standard of entries this year and enjoyed the broad range of imaginative, creative and comprehensive geology-related projects.  Entrants wowed us with their...

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Metamorphic Marble Fudge
Oct19

Metamorphic Marble Fudge

By Fureya Nelson Riggott FUREYA NELSON RIGGOTT made a fantastic geological recipe book in a previous Rockstar competition. Here we share three of her recipes to illustrate three different kinds of rock: one sedimentary, one igneous and one metamorphic. This is the third, or more specifically, metamorphic marble fudge. Metamorphic rock is formed when limestone is exposed to high temperatures and pressures. The word ‘marble’ comes from...

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