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FIELD MEETING SAFETY


 

Ross Whittaker and Neil Plummer in Greystones Quarry examining Copper and Lead secondary minerals.

This was a joint Field Meeting of members of the Cheltenham Mineral Club and the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall.

 

                 

                                                          SAFETY DURING RGSC FIELD EVENTS:  

     The RGSC has a 100% safety record which we intend to keep.

Risk assessments are carried out on all sites and field events by appointed safety officers. ALL INSTRUCTIONS FROM FIELD EVENT LEADERS MUST BE FOLLOWED AS A REQUIREMENT OF TAKING PART.

Mine sites and Quarries whether active or derelict,coastal exposures or any site can be dangerous places.Leaders will advise of safety measures needed as they may constantly change.Beach locations also need care as they can be slippery.(supportive strong shoes or boots are best used.)

Special attention is needed for overhanging rocks and large boulders and rocks that can slip and move! Quarries also often have large areas of muddy poisonous lakes and standing water often not obvious.

NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED NEAR ANY OVERHANGING ROCKS.

EQUIPEMENT.Hard Hats,Safety Glasses,Gloves,Hard Boots,and highly visible tabards and coats must be used,at all times in active quarry sites.

The leader's advice must be followed:No equipment-MEANS NO ENTRY.

 ENJOYING GEOLOGY WITH COMMON SENSE IS OUR AMBITION!

   

 

 

 

 

LITTLE JOHNS CHINA CLAY PIT 2015

The use of a "swiss army knife" is often used to show scale of rock matrix. and crystal sizes.Here we see a highly altered Kaolinised Granite with minor iron staining and Tourmalised veins showing different  phased stages of pneumatolysis of St.Austell Granites in parallel structures.Note the phenocrysts /crystals of kaolinised and partially kaolinised feldpars.

Royal Geological Society Members on our vist to Littlejohns China Clay Pit.Mine Manager Paddy Bristow and Professor Colin Bristow are 7th and 8th from the left.Highly visible coloured hard hats,tabards and Capped Miners boots are essential  for everyone entering working clay pits.

Note the jointing  and rounded blocks of the granite in the background. Members no doubt will be able to pick themselves out in the photo.