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The Rookhope Borehole - Fifty Years On, North Pennines

Outdoor Event

Following the success of the indoor meeting in January to celebrate the scientific legacy of this major research borehole, the Natural History Society is once again joining forces with the Yorkshire Geological Society and the Friends of Killhope to hold a two day field meeting in the Northern Pennines.

Beginning at the borehole site, the programme will include visits to a number of locations in Rookhope, Weardale, Allendale and the Nent Valley. Key features of the area’s mineralisation will be seen in their regional stratigraphical and structural context with particular attention being paid to current research based in large part on understandings gained from the borehole’s findings.

Field leaders will include Brian Young, University of Durham; Elizabeth Pickett, North Pennines AONB; and Stuart Clarke, University of Keele.

Although there are two days of activities, each day’s itinerary is ‘free-standing’. For details of the activities, including meeting times and places <a href=’’ >click here </a> As it will be necessary to place an upper limit on the size of the party for each day, please reserve places with the Society office in advance.