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October 2018

Batts Combe Quarry Tour: a Limestone Legacy

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Batts Combe Quarry, Batts Combe Quarry, Warrens Hill
Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3LR
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£5

A guided tour with Hanson UK to view inside this Burrington Oolite quarry, a mineral very valuable as a pure limestone for animal feed, toothpaste and many industrial fillers. Wear boots, long sleeves, no shorts, safety wear provided. Meet at Batts Combe Quarry office car park, Warrens Hill, Cheddar, BS27 3LR. Limited places. Charge £5pp. Booking for 10:00am-12:00pm

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Batts Combe Quarry Tour: a Limestone Legacy

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Batts Combe Quarry, Batts Combe Quarry, Warrens Hill
Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3LR
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£5.00

A guided tour with Hanson UK to view inside this Burrington Oolite quarry, a mineral very valuable as a pure limestone for animal feed, toothpaste and many industrial fillers. Wear boots, long sleeves, no shorts, safety wear provided. Meet at Batts Combe Quarry office car park, Warrens Hill, Cheddar, BS27 3LR. Limited places. Charge £5pp. Booking An Earth Science Week Event

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Charles Moore and his Fossils

October 17 @ 7:30 pm
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16 Queen Square
Bath, Somerset BA1 2HN United Kingdom
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Matt Williams, BRLSI Collections Manager In 1854 Charles Moore joined the BRLSI and deposited his already substantial collections of fossils to be exhibited ‘for the Public Benefit’. On his death in 1881, the BRLSI purchased Moore’s collection from his widow for more than £1000. Now recognised as internationally important, this unique collection is still yielding new scientific discoveries and, now well cared for, is sure to inspire a deeper appreciation of geology and the history of life in future generations.…

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Halecombe Quarry Geology

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Somerset Earth Science Centre, Somerset Earth Science Centre Moon's Hill Quarry, Stoke St Michael
Radstock, Somerset BA3 5JU
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£5.00

A rare chance to see inside this working limestone quarry and explore the rock exposures with Dr Ian Brewer, Senior Geologist with Tarmac. For 16yrs and over. Charge £5 pp. Wear boots, long sleeves, no shorts, safety wear provided. Limited places 10 per tour. Booking Parking at Somerset Earth Science Centre (SESC), for minibus tour. Please arrive 15 mins prior to start promptly. Info: Gill Odolphie 01749 840156 An Earth Science Week Event

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Halecombe Quarry Geology

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Somerset Earth Science Centre, Somerset Earth Science Centre Moon's Hill Quarry, Stoke St Michael
Radstock, Somerset BA3 5JU
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£5.00

A rare chance to see inside this working limestone quarry and explore the rock exposures with Dr Ian Brewer, Senior Geologist with Tarmac. For 16yrs and over. Charge £5 pp. Wear boots, long sleeves, no shorts, safety wear provided. Limited places 10 per tour. Booking Parking at Somerset Earth Science Centre (SESC), for minibus tour. Please arrive 15 mins prior to start promptly. Info: Gill Odolphie 01749 840156 An Earth Science Week Event

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Explore Ebbor Gorge Family Fun Day

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve, Ebbor Gorge National Trust Car Park Somerset United Kingdom + Google Map

Fun packed family day of sand pit 'fossil digs’, story-telling, guided walks to gorge and caves and much more to reveal the reserve’s unique geology and rare archaeological finds. With Mendip Hills AONB, SESC, The Mendip Society and Natural England. Family activities/rocks and fossils. Refreshments. Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve, ST 520 484. Car park on Priddy to Wookey road. No need to book. An Earth Science Week Event

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Festival Finale at Wells Museum: Geo resources in our lives

October 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wells and Mendip Museum, 8 Cathedral Green
Wells, Somerset BA5 2UE United Kingdom
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£15.00

A day of inspiring talks and lunch, celebrating the finale of Mendip Rocks 2018. Speakers include: Prof Chris King “Mining for Diamonds” Doug Robinson (Bristol University) – “Wells City Building Heritage – a 350 million year old story” Other speakers tbc Also: Local fossil collections on display and view the “Mendip Rocks! Box”. Raffle £15 to include ploughman’s lunch, tea and cake. Booking

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