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Fossil collecting success at Bracklesham
Apr11

Fossil collecting success at Bracklesham

A fabulous day fossil hunting along the shore in Bracklesham, West Sussex.  This thrilled Rockwatcher is holding  a perfect cemented collection of nummulites.  

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Shropshire Fossil Collecting Fieldtrip on Sunday 7th May
Apr07

Shropshire Fossil Collecting Fieldtrip on Sunday 7th May

A fabulous day with lots of fossils to collect! You’ll get to put on a hard hat and hi-vis vest and discover Silurian fossils with Eddie Bailey and Susan Brown.  It will be Rockwatch’s fifth visit to this favourite spot where you’ll be able to see rocks of the Silurian Period in the Much Wenlock Limestone Formation.  The benches and tips in the quarry contain typical reel fossils including trilobites.  Lots to find...

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Dorset Residential Fieldtrip – Sunday 30 July to Thursday 3 August 2017
Feb14

Dorset Residential Fieldtrip – Sunday 30 July to Thursday 3 August 2017

Rockwatch will again be exploring the amazing Jurassic World Heritage Coast of Dorset and East Devon.  This will be its 15th Residential trip there and it never ceases to be the most exciting event with new finds and places to explore every time. This year there is a slight change in the timings and the trip now runs from Sunday to Thursday. We will again be staying at Leeson House Field Studies Centre which has excellent facilities. ...

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New books for keen Fossil Hunters
Jan26

New books for keen Fossil Hunters

Two brilliant guides have just been published that are a great guide for anyone wishing to explore the rocks and fossils of Bracklesham and Bognor in West Sussex.  David Bone is the author and he’s well known to Rockwatch members as he has led us on trips to the area.  In fact, there’s another one that he is leading on Monday April 10th.   (Places are filling up fast so book quickly if you’d like to come along!)  His...

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What’s in the latest issue of the Rockwatch Magazine – Issue 74
Jan25

What’s in the latest issue of the Rockwatch Magazine – Issue 74

Issue 74 contents list: published December 2016 heart-to-heart ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 HEART TO HEART FOSSILS GALORE Check out some of the trips we’ve been on or, better still, join us on some of the new trips and find your own fabulous fossils. Register early online and check for trips in the Events Booklet issued with each issue of the magazine and on the website. ROCKSTAR EXCELLENCE See some of the stunning...

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Behind the Scenes at the Oxford University Museum – Saturday 8th April 2017
Jan24

Behind the Scenes at the Oxford University Museum – Saturday 8th April 2017

Meet some very old fossils!  Go behind the scenes with Rockwatch at the Oxford Museum of Natural History and have a close encounter with some of it’s hidden treasures.  You’ll be taken around by geologists who work there who will share their expertise with you.  Only 40 parents and children (who must be over 7) can go on this event and they will be in groups of 10.  It’s a fabulous opportunity to see what the general...

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