Tag Archives: Geologists

London underground

A geologist’s picnic Continue reading

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Oh! Mister Porter

A dastardly deed at Crewe . . . Continue reading

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When continents collide

At the Open University, Dr. Clare Warren researches what happens to rocks when continents collide. Keep a lookout for Clare, Dice with her if you dare! Continental collision’s her scene: What is burial’s relation To rude exhumation? (Of rocks metamorphic, … Continue reading

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A Jurassic Coastal Lady

Mary Anning, recognised Continue reading

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Fishing nets and Cornish pasties

A pair of wacky analogies Continue reading

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On the naming of dung-stones

The geologist, mineralogist, and determinedly eccentric Reverend Willam Buckland (1784–1856) was the first to give a name to a type of fossil about which his colleague, Dr. William Wollaston, believed Georgian England would probably have preferred not to talk. You’ll … Continue reading

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Boring Chalk

For a tunneller, certain Chalk strata have undesirable characteristics, such as the presence of hard flints or sand-like phosphatic chalk. Tunnelling is expensive, but so are delays and damage to tunnel boring machines which hit unexpected geology. So engineers planning … Continue reading

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