“geoscience” or “Earth science” is the study of the structure, evolution and dynamics of the Earth and its natural minerals and energy resources. Geology investigates the processes that have shaped the Earth through its 4,500 million year history and uses the rock record to unravel that history.
James Hutton, the “Father of Modern Geology”, originated the theory of uniformitarianism – a fundamental principle of geology – that explains the features of the Earth crust by means of natural processes over geological time. This was the belief that geological forces at work in the present day – barely noticeable to the human eye, yet immense in their impact – are the same as those that operated in the past.
The geology group meets on the last Wednesday of the month usually from March through to September to go on visits planned by the members the previous autumn. Visits usually begin at ten am and we aim to finish by three to four o’clock. Some of the visits are in the Dales and Craven, but others are further afield. Everyone is welcome and no previous knowledge of geology is required. Non- members are welcome to join us though a small charge is made to cover insurance.
Visits during 2019 The Group Meets on the last Wednesday of each month through the summer. March 27th Coniston Copper
Rain Gill Limestone in Rain Gill Quarry, Slaidburn "depositional environment" This outing was based on Paul Kabrna’s “Carboniferous
Base of the Whin Sill Upper surface
Visits during 2019 The Group Meets on the last Wednesday
Rain Gill Limestone in Rain Gill Quarry, Slaidburn