Precambrian Geology at Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire
Level 0 (CQFW Level 3), 10 Credits.
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- SCI12A4887A - Enrol
- Saturday 22nd June to Tuesday 25th June 2013
- Dr Nick Chidlaw
- To be confirmed
- £122.00 (Concessionary Fee £98.00)
In the eastern English Midlands, the generally subdued relief is conspicuously interrupted by the craggy, locally-wooded hills of Charnwood Forest, a few miles north-west of Leicester. Here are found rocks formed from explosive volcanic eruptions about 600 million years ago, together with lavas and igneous intrusions. Within rocks that were once volcanic ashes have been found world-famous fossil sea pens and jellyfish, pre-dating the earliest known shelly fossils. No prior knowledge of geology or the area is assumed. Please note that you will need to make your own travel and accommodation arrangements, with meetings times and places to be confirmed.