The UK's Nationwide Geology Club for Children

Rockwatch Magazine: Issue 77
Nov20

Rockwatch Magazine: Issue 77

Issue 77 Contents List: published November 2017 star-performers ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 STAR PERFORMERS STAR PERFORMERS Rockstar and Rockwriter competitions. ON THE TRAIL OF QUAKES Seismometer history. MODEL WAY TO SELL DINOSAURS Dinosaur miniatures auctioned off. UNLOCKING WENLOCK’S SILURIAN TREASURES Unlocking limestone fossils. LOOKING INTO THE LANDSCAPE Sketching to capture your surroundings. ENJOYING STREET...

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Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor – More reading for you!
Sep28

Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor – More reading for you!

For plate tectonics and the ocean floor, there’s lots of fascinating detail online. Try some of these start words; oceanic crust, oceanic trench, lithosphere, Moho, Glomar Challenger, joidesresolution, black smokers, Alfred Wegener, magnetic stripes. These sites will lead you onto lots of other locations – happy exploring. Also online, Metageologist provides lots of reading about metamorphic rocks and connected topics. If...

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Great fieldtrip to South Wales
Jun27

Great fieldtrip to South Wales

Wonderful weekend fieldtrip to South Wales – and the sun shone! Meilyr found a great dinosaur footprint!  A hand is a useful scale. Make sure you don’t miss out on future adventures – the new Rockwatch Events Leaflet is being worked on at the moment and will be landing on your door mat in about 10 days time.  Make sure you book quickly so that you don’t miss out on a trip you might like to go on!...

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Fabulous Fieldtrip to Lincolnshire
Jun08

Fabulous Fieldtrip to Lincolnshire

Rockwatchers with their finds! Rockwatchers had a great day out with geologists Paul Hildreth and Mick Oates.  They found chunks of satin spar – a type of gypsum which was one of the typical signs of the desert deposits investigated. See if you can come next time!  Just keep an eye on the Events Leaflet to make sure you don’t miss any of the upcoming fieldtrips!  

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Don’t miss the Rockwatch Fieldtrip to Bracklesham on July 22
May18

Don’t miss the Rockwatch Fieldtrip to Bracklesham on July 22

Rockwatchers had such a great day fossil collecting in Bracklesham a few weks ago.  Wonderful fossils were found as you can see! And now you can have another opportunity to go there on July 22nd.  Hopefully you’ll need to bring sun screen! A great day out for the family!

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Fossil collecting fieldtrip at Bracklesham, West Sussex – Saturday 22nd July, 2017
Apr11

Fossil collecting fieldtrip at Bracklesham, West Sussex – Saturday 22nd July, 2017

Another great fossil hunting fieldtrip along the shore in Bracklesham, West Sussex.  Bracklesham is a great place to hunt for fossil shells and sharks’ teeth which are 45 million years old.  Experts will be on hand to help you ‘get your eye in’.  You should be able to boost your collections with lots of  Eocene age fossils! The picture is of our last fieldtrip to Bracklesham with a Rockwatcher holding  a perfect...

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