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Live preparation of a probable new species of Ichthyosaur
Jun29

Live preparation of a probable new species of Ichthyosaur

    Dr Steve Etches, a familiar figure for Rockwatchers visiting Dorset or attending our residential fieldtrip, will be preparing a rare Ichthyosaur in his glass walled workshop at his museum.  Visitors will be able to go along and watch him working on the fossil and also watch him from above via the live feed on a large television screen.  It’s a rare chance to witness live the painstaking preparation of...

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Fabulous Finds is Launched!
May16

Fabulous Finds is Launched!

Rockwatch is excited to launch Fabulous Finds! If you love fossil, rock or mineral hunting then you’re going to love our brand new fabulous finds section! Here you’ll find our fossil identification form where you can send us photos and details about what you’ve found, and we’ll write back with our thoughts on what you’ve unearthed. In this section you’ll also be able to dig deeper and find details...

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Rockstar Young Geologists’ Competition 2021 details announced
May16

Rockstar Young Geologists’ Competition 2021 details announced

We’re thrilled to announce details of the Rockwatch’s Rockstar Young Geologists’ Competition 2021! It’s a key highlight of the Rockwatch Calendar and we look forward to receiving your entries in this year’s competition. You don’t have to be a Rockwatch member to enter and we have different age categories and media types to choose from – there’s so much scope for you to get creative with...

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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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Issue 87 of the Rockwatch Magazine: published April 2021
Apr03

Issue 87 of the Rockwatch Magazine: published April 2021

Issue 87 Contents List: published April 2021 basalt-biscuits ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 Basalt Biscuits recipe MINERALS IN YOUR MOBILE What goes into your cellphone TOOTHY TALE OF A SPINOSAURUS Fossil inspiration for a good story SITE-SEEING IN PARYS An adventure near to home WOOD YOU BELIEVE THE GEOLOGY? Fossils in inner-city London CURLING STONES – STRAIGHT FACTS The special granites behind a sport TAKING ON THE...

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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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