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April 2019

Geological Highlights of Morocco

April 1, 2019 - April 10, 2019

Led by: Mr Mohamed Segaoui (Moha) (Morocco-Geo-Travel) www.atlasgeotours.com & Professor David Martill (University of Portsmouth) The Morocco trip for 2019 is full but please email to be on waiting list.

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GA Devon Weekend Field Trip

April 6, 2019 - April 7, 2019

This weekend trip will examine the Devonian and Permian rocks south of Torbay and towards Start Point. Starting with the Devonian succession, near Brixham, including stromatoporoid reef limestones with local fissure-filling infills of Permian red-beds.

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May 2019

GA Yorkshire Coast weekend fieldtrip

May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019

This GA weekend FieldTrip is being held to celebrate the recent publication of a new edition of GA Guide 34, “The Yorkshire Coast”, and forms part of “Yorkshire Geology Month”. Jurassic, Cretaceous and Pleistocene localities in the vicinity of Scarborough will be visited, and members should book accommodation in Scarborough, where there is a wide range of hotels and B&Bs.

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June 2019

The Shetlands

June 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Leaders: Allen Fraser and Robina Barton Our first three days will be spent on the islands of Unst and Fetlar where we will examine aspects of the Shetland Ophiolite nappes. These will include depleted mantle and magma chamber rocks, inter-nappe sheared conglomerates and a later granite intrusion. We will also visit abandoned chromite quarries from the 19th. and 20th. centuries and a restored horse-driven ore crushing circle.

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July 2019

The Wealden Excursion

July 28, 2019

Leaders: Peter Austen & Ed Jarzembowski Location: Wealden – exact location to be decided. This trip continues the popular annual Wealden excursions and again will visit one of the sites in the Weald Clay of south-east England. The venue will be confirmed later so as to take advantage of conditions at the time. Attendees will need to be sure they can safely cope with the conditions to be found in working quarries.

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September 2019

Behind the scenes geology store tour

September 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

During 2019 we hope to celebrate the publication of the new GA guide to the geology of the Bristol area. This trip will take a ‘behind the scenes tour of the library and geology store’ at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery revealing some of the unseen treasures. We are limited to a maximum tour size of 10 people, however it can be run more than once in the afternoon if required.

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Jurassic geology around Bath/Bristol, Bath

September 21, 2019

Prof. Maurice Tucker is one of the authors, in the soon to be published and updated, GA guide to the geology of the Bristol area. The Saturday trip will visit Brown’s Folly near Bath and Midford to examine the rocks of the Great Oolite Group and Inferior Oolite.

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April 2020

Geological and Archaeological trip to the Teke Peninsula of Lycia in Southern Turkey

April 15, 2020 - April 25, 2020
Turkey Turkey

Geological and Archaeological trip to the Teke Peninsula of Lycia in Southern Turkey 15th to 25th April 2020. Leaders: Professor David Bridgland, Dr Robert Westaway and Alison Ure. This successful and popular trip has been run 3 times previously by OUGS, and this will be the third time David and Rob have led it. A write up in the OUGS national newsletter September 2014 can be accessed through the OUGS website. The area covered is the Lycian Region of South…

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