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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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Adela Breton Exhibition in Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Jan24

Adela Breton Exhibition in Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

In your latest copy of Rockwatch magazine (Issue 74 pages 8/9) you’ll see the wonderful work of Adele Breton (1849-1923).  She was an unusual Victorian gentlewoman who travelled around Mexico studying the country when most of the women of her day were tied to the home.  Anthropology and the ‘new’ science of geology captured her interest and she spent her time travelling, exploring cultures and landscapes, often...

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Amber specimen offers rare glimpse of feathered dinosaur tail
Jan10

Amber specimen offers rare glimpse of feathered dinosaur tail

A dinosaur tail complete with its feathers has been discovered trapped in a piece of amber.  Even though these aren’t the first to be found, earlier specimens have been difficult to definitively link to their source animal.  This tail consists of eight vertebrae from a juvenile preserved in 3D with microscopic detail.  Professor Mike Benton from the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol, former President of the...

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Dippy the Diplodocus is on the move!
Nov22

Dippy the Diplodocus is on the move!

Dippy the Diplodocus is about to begin a tour of the country – visiting a cathedral, a parliament or a community centre near you! Since 1905 Dippy has been living in the main entrance hall of the Natural History Museum and has delighted visitors ever since, but now it’s time to be seen outside the capital. Dippy is a replica of a near-complete Diplodocus carnegii skeleton uncovered in the western USA in 1898. King Edward VII saw...

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Rockwatchers Fossilhunting
Sep26

Rockwatchers Fossilhunting

Rockwatchers out and about.  An excited group of new and existing Rockwatch members had a great time exploring the Silurian sediments of Whitman’s Hill Quarry last Saturday.  Lots of fossils were found including two superb trilobites and a range of brachiopods and...

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Rockwatch Magazine – Issue 73
Jul26

Rockwatch Magazine – Issue 73

Issue 73 contents list: published July 2016 73-a-waterfalls-age-old-secret ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 6 A WATERFALL'S AGE-OLD SECRET HERE COMES SUMMER FUN See some of the great field trips we’ve had recently and check out some stunning new sites we have in store for you over the summer and early autumn. Check the website for details of these forthcoming field trips and register early to avoid disappointment as many trips...

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