The UK's Nationwide Geology Club for Children

Oliver’s Fossil Find
Jun04

Oliver’s Fossil Find

Oliver recently discovered a fossil whilst exploring the Lea Quarry on the Wenlock Edge in Shropshire, which is a popular Rockwatch fieldtrip location and sent this fabulous find in to ask for help in identifying it. We’d love to go back there again with Rockwatchers as soon as it is safe for us to do so! Already knowledgeable about the local geology of the area and keen to understand what he had found,  Oliver explained,...

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Bone Cancer Diagnosed in Dinosaur
Aug11

Bone Cancer Diagnosed in Dinosaur

Rockwatchers interested in the fields of geology and medicine may be intrigued to read a post written by Gretchen Vogel of Science magazine that reports on some fascinating findings recently published in The Lancet Oncology confirming a bone cancer diagnosis in a dinosaur. The dinosaur bone belonged to a Centrosaurus, which was a horned, plant-eating dinosaur. This particular dinosaur, discovered in Alberta in Canada, lived...

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Fossil of Hell Ant proves different killer strategy
Aug10

Fossil of Hell Ant proves different killer strategy

Rockwatchers may be interested to read a post written by Lucy Hicks of Science magazine who reports on a new-found fossil which proves how an ancient species of ants known as Hell Ants – or Ceratomyrmex ellenbergeri – killed their prey differently to modern ants. Lucy writes that the scientists who wrote the paper for Current Biology believe that these ancient extinct species of ants caught and killed prey by moving its...

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Rockstar Competiton!
Jun23

Rockstar Competiton!

A perfect time to work on your entry to our Rockstar Competition!  This is a past entry to inspire you – a wood ammonite! Your entry can be anything to do with geology  – rocks, fossils or minerals.  How about a dinosaur picture, a record of your past fossil finds, a story, a film, a snakes and ladders game with dinosaurs and sink holes!  Whatever you like, but it needs geological content that is accurate.  The judges will...

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Rockwatch Magazine: Issue 76
Aug15

Rockwatch Magazine: Issue 76

Issue 76 Contents List: published August 2017 british-geology-is-in-the-post ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 British Geology is in the Post HOW WORMS HELP US EAT ROCK CHEMICALS! What Charles Darwin’s research revealed. DINOSAURS OF CHINA Spectacular discoveries go on show. THE FOOTSTEPS OF APOLLO Walking on the Moon. CONTINENTS – THE OLDEST ROCKS ON EARTH Working out billions of years of history. ON THE LIP OF...

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