Mining in Devon

Many members have enjoyed Russell Society field trips to the ‘Hemerdon Bal’ mine in Devon, or Drakelands Mine as it is now called. The mine has been through significant change in recent years with Wolf Minerals investing in tungsten extraction at the site. The mine was referenced in a recent article in The Economist, which can be found through this link to The Economist website:

http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21677259-britains-first-new-mine-nearly-half-century-makes-big-bet-tungsten-industry-exhumed

The Oxford Colloquium 2016

We just been informed about an event – The Oxford Colloquium – that members may find of interest.

The Oxford Colloquium 2016 will be held on 5 March 2016 10:00-17:00 (doors open 09:30) at the Oxford Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford. Speakers will address topical and key issues in the world of geology and the Earth sciences. This year’s speakers – including scientist and author, Professor Chris Stringer – will cover a range of subjects from volcanology to human evolution, and from hydrocarbons to the interpretation of buried landscapes.

Tickets for The Oxford Colloquium 2016 are the same price as last year (£20) and must be purchased in advance. See the OGG website for full details of the speakers and abstracts of their talks – http://www.ogg.uk.com/#!the-oxford-colloquium-2016/c8qx.

The Oxford Geology Group will also be organising a 1-day Geo-ramble on the day (Sunday 6 March 2016) after the Colloquium.