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The Geology of the North Pennines: New Insights into an Old Story

We are sorry but this event is cancelled due to bad weather.

We will ask Stuart to come back next year to give his talk.

Centuries of mining and quarrying on the Alston Block and within the surrounding basins have provided a wealth of well-constrained geological data with which to make a robust interpretation of the geological evolution of the area. Is there anything left to understand? This talk will describe some current research into the area’s geology and will introduce some fascinating challenges to long-established ideas. What do we know, and what is there left to answer? With the very recent announcement of a major exploration for base metal deposits in the area the time is particularly appropriate to look at this area afresh.

Dr Stuart Clarke is Lecturer in Basin Analysis and Sedimentology at the University of Keele. In 2001 he joined the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh as a survey geologist and numerical modeller and spent 6 years as a field geologist mapping the Carboniferous sediments of the Northumberland Trough and Alston Block.