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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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Complete the Rockwatch Passport Challenge!
Nov02

Complete the Rockwatch Passport Challenge!

QUESTION: What do you call fossilised poo? ANSWER: Coprolite! If you enjoy finding out the answers to questions like this one then you’ll love the Rockwatch Passport Challenge!  The Rockwatch Passport Challenge, part of this year’s Virtual Festival of Geology is still open for you to enter. If you enjoy a challenge then all you need to do is head over to the festival website Discovery Room, download the Rockwatch...

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Igneous Obsidian Toffee
Oct19

Igneous Obsidian Toffee

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 second, or more specifically, igneous obsidian toffee. Obsidian is a igneous rock type that is a natural glass very rick in silica (around 70%) and low in water. It is...

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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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Edible Sedimentary Oolitic Limestone
Oct19

Edible Sedimentary Oolitic Limestone

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. Let’s start with sedimentary, or more specifically, Oolitic limestone. Oolitic limestone was formed in England in the Jurassic Period, and forms the Cotswold Hills, the Isle of...

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