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DateSunday 10 July 2022 at 10:30
LocationNear Clitheroe
LeaderPeter del Strother
NotesWe will visit the site of the lead mine at Skeleron, of indeterminate date but it might have been operated in Roman times as it is very close to the Roman Road. The main evidence is in the form of bell pits. There is no spoil heap but baryte can be found in the local stream bed. There is an exposure of Chatburn Limestone, in which the mineralisation has taken place.

The mine is on private property so will those interested please get in touch using the email address below.

Time permitting we will later examine turbidites in the Pendle Grit, at Nick of Pendle, and the nearby remains of another lead mine for which we have very early documentary evidence. It is also located in a fault zone in the Chatburn Limestone.
ContactPeter del Strother

DateSunday 11 September 2022
LocationLyme Park
LeaderJane Michael
NotesThe Geology and Geomorphology of Lyme Park (Part 2). Further information will be available shortly.
ContactJane Michael

DateSunday 2 October 2022
LocationCastleton area, Derbyshire
LeaderCathy Hollis
NotesJoint event with OUGS(NW).
Includes Treak Cliff Cavern, £11 payable on the day.
Numbers are limited. Booking essential
ContactKen Jacobs


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Members are reminded that, when in the field, they should wear suitable clothing, take reasonable precautions for their own and others' safety, and follow the leader's instructions. Hard hats should always be taken. When walking through areas such as long grass or bracken, or areas where sheep or deer graze, skin should be covered and tick repellent used - see the Tick Awareness website

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