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CALENDAR 2017

CALENDAR 2017

       

                                                         WEDNESDAYJANUARY 18th   2017 at Fiveacres,Allet. at 7pm.

                                   Dr.Gawen Jenkin P Hd.,Leicester University. 

   CAN WE GET METALS OUT OF THE GROUND IN A "GREEN" SUSTAINABLE WAY ?

 

 

 

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                                WESNESDAY. FEBRUARY  15th at Fiveacres,Allet.at 7pm

                                               Professor.Frances Wall.P Hd.,B Sc.,FGS.,F.Min Soc.,C.Si.

   Professor of Applied Mineralogy and formerly the Head of Camborne School of Mines.

              RESPONSIBLE SOURCING OF METALS AND MINERALS.

 

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                                 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.                                       

                                  SATURDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2017.

                                      To be held in the Alverne Room ST.JOHNS HALL,PENZANCE.

                      Registration and Signing in at 1-30pm..........AGM TO START PROMPTLY AT 2PM.

The  RGSC's new  CD publication of the fully down loadable Index of the Society's entire 1814 to 2015 Transactions and publications will be available to all Members on this auspicious occasion,as a benefit of Membership.

This Annual General Meeting also marks the return of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall to magnificently restored St.Johns Hall, which would not have been possible without the gift of our West Wing of St.Johns  Hall to the Cornwall Council.

**All Members not able to attend this AGM will receive their CD in the post.Would Members intending to be present please email josephneilplummer@yahoo.co.uk so that copies of this can be available on the day.

 **Similar Reminder Notices of this will be requested again along with the AGM Papers which will be sent to the entire Membership, in the post,providing the required notice of time.

 

             PLEASE continue to view the website for updated,information, especially with regard to the proposed :                   ANNUAL DINNER to follow after the AGM. and Presidential Lecture(notices of this event will also be included with the AGM papers in the post(full details of the Dinner will be provided at a,separate venue,in Penzance,will be provided as soon as possible.)

 

THERE WILL BE A SHORT BREAK AFTER THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING,(tea and coffee will be available)

but as soon as possible after this the:

 PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE in the Alverne Room by winner of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall Bolitho GOLD MEDAL 2016 by:

DR.CHRIS PAGE.  B Sc.,P Hd.,F.L.S.,Camborne School of Mines.

                             "Evolution as an active subject:

                   Dynamic interfaces of Geology and Biology"

 

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                            WEDNESDAY.MARCH 15th at Fiveacres,Allet.7pm.

             Dr.Kate Littler PhD.,Lecturer  in Geology(Education and Research)

            -Camborne School of Mines.

Understanding orbitally-paced climate viariability in the Paleogene(Lower Tertiary times after the Cretaceous-a period of time when there were significant  global changes)- using stable isotope records.

 

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                               WEDNESDAY.APRIL 19th 2017 at Fiveacres,Allet at 7pm.

                            PROFESSOR PETER SCOTT.,Camborne School of Mines.

                                     THE REAL MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE UK.

 

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                WEDNESDAY.MAY 17th 2017 at Fiveacres,Allet at 7pm.

                                 LESLEY ALLEN.Lecturer at Truro College.

     INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT  - JOIDES RESOLUTION DRILLING SHIP.

                 Updated research findings of deep sea drilling of Oceanic Crust and sediments / 

to Andesite /and volcanic activity to /Continental Crust within the Izu Bonin Arc,in the

Phillipines and elsewere by IODP JOIDES  ship Resolution.Lesley will start the talk with a brief introduction and has arranged for a SHIP TO SHORE connection from Fiveacres to the JOIDES RESOLUTION DRILLING SHIP AND CREW DURING THE EVENING.

The sedimentary oozes recovered show dateable layers of volcanic ash which indicate how frequent volcanic eruptions have occurred, from identifiable volcanoes over many 000's of years.It is hoped that members can be ready with questions which they can ask directly to crew and scientists onboard the ship.The sedimentary oozes contain many microscopic fossil foraminifera and  similar varieties and Tropical species to those that occurred in the Upper Cretaceous Chalk,and Tertiary to the present day oceanic sediments.

This World research project shows how important it is to scientific research and the development of skills knowledge and new technology for International collaboration to occur.           OUR REGULAR ATTENDING MEMBERS ARE ALREADY AWARE THAT DUE TO MATTERS OUT OF OUR CONTROL THIS EVENT HAD TO BE CANCELLED.The first was arriving at Fiveacres at the scene of a multi car accident at the junction just outside.The highway was shut down obviously but those members who found their way to the venue were then further disappointed by Fiveacres being cut off from the Internet-thought to be due to the accident.I made a decision to send Lesley back home to contact the ship to explain matters and those Members who had not returned home stayed for an informal discussion and coffee/tea and biscuits.     

                   PLEASE SEE ARRANGEMENTS FOR AUGUST 16TH. 2017.  

 

   

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                                                                WEDNESDAY 21ST JUNE 2017 at  CWT,Fiveacres,Allet

Dr.SAM HUGHES B Sc.,Lecturer in Surveying and Geology/part-time- Post Graduate research student Camborne School of Mines.

            "HOW TO BUILD A PLUTON-the link between regional tectonics and pluton construction with evidence from Land's End Granite.

 

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                             JULY 19th 2017       NOTHING BOOKED ON THIS DATE.

Hope to see you all next month.

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                 AUGUST 16th  2017   CONFIRMATION RECEIVED. 7pm. at Fiveacres,Allet.

                              LESLEY WILL PROVIDE A SHORT GENERALISED INTRODUCTION AND THE DEADLINE FOR THE SHIP TO SHORE LINK IS AT 7-30PM (please have your questions ready to ask directly to those on board investegating a new subduction zone in the crust,below the sea.

 

           LESLEY ALLEN SHIP TO SHORE CONTACT WITH JOIDES DRILL SHIP RESOLUTION.

                        RESOLUTION WILL HAVE MOVED TO PORT AND TO A NEW SITE DURING JUNE AND JULY TO AUSTRALIA.It is planned to hold ship to shore links when she gets to the new expedition  Drill-site 371- investigating The Tasman Sea Subduction Initiation Zone and Paleogene Climate,and runs from July to September.OUR DATE IN AUGUST IS NOW CONFIRMED IN THE DIARY WITH THE NEW EDUCATION OFFICERS TAKEN ONBOARD SINCE MAY.

Please read the blurb with that of the earlier May event,as the format is much the same apart from the drilling on a new bit earth's crust below the Tasman Sea where it is hoped new discoveries will be made in what is thought to be a brand new creation of a new subcontinent.

                 Thanks to all members for their patience.And thanks to Lesley and to Amanda the Education Officer on resolution who by now has gone home.

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                WEDNESDAY  SEPTEMBER 20th      2017 at Fiveacres,Allet....at 7pm.

                                         MINERALS PLANNING IN CORNWALL

     A combined Joint Interactive presentation between Members and Senior Planning Officers of the Cornish Unitary Council Neil Hayhurst,Senior Planner Strategic Plans.,and Ellie Inglis-Woolcock and hopefully Tim Warne talking on the MINERALS SAFEGUARDING PLAN -INCLUDING CORNISH HERITAGE STONE SOURCES -the Planning Application side and our Cornwall Council's role in this and safeguard and using our Strategic Cornish Mineral and Rock Reserves for the long term benefit of Cornish traditional employment skills and creation of sustainable long term employment  of the Cornish Economy and People.The RGSC are a consultee in the formation of this plan and we should play an active roll in its creation.Please participate as we seek your views and your opinions.

 

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                             WEDNESDAY  18TH OCTOBER 2017.At Fiveacres,Allet.

    Lecture by Benedikt Steiner   Camborne School of Mines newly appointed Programme Director for M Sc Mining and Exploration Geology Courses.

         ASSESSING THE Sn-W-Li and Polymetallic mineral potential of the Variscan

Sainte Marie  Mining District,N.E.France-using Reconnaisance Stream Sampling and Mapping. (especially relevant to Cornwall's Strategic Polymetallic Ore Reserves of Tin,Tunsten and Lithium.Sainte Marie is the host Town to one of France's and Europe's important International Mineral Exhibitions and Shows.

Members may wish to Google Sainte Marie Mineral Show and view the scenery of Sainte Marie before this event.

   

 

 

 

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                            WEDNESDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2017  at 2pm at the Museum,please assemble near the Entrance or Foyee. 

 

        A SPECIAL INVITATION FOR MEMBERS  TO VISIT THE TIN BOWLS THAT HAVE BEEN                                PRESERVED BY THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE RGSC .

The three important Tin Bowls we will see are as follows:

            1.The RGSC 'S  Treloy Tin Bowl and Lid,Treloy Alluvial Tin Works,Columb Major on                      long term loan to the RIC.

             2.Small Tin Bowl Alluvial Tin Stream Works at Carnon Downs,(formerly owned by                      Henwood   a prominent author and Member of the RGSC.

             3.Small Tin Bowl from Parson's Park Clay Work,St.Neot,(formerly owned by Mr.Croft                  Andrew.

            ** Will RGSC Members please inform me of intentions to attend as soon as possible.

I intend as is my normal practice to email all Members the week end before this event as I must confirm numbers some days before hand.******

 

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                  WEDNESDAY  NOVEMBER 15th   2017. at Fiveacres,Allet.7pm

          DR.FRANK HOWIE.  Cornwall Wildlife Trust Trustee and Chairman of the of the GEOCONSERVATION GROUP.   

             "CORNWALL'S SOFTROCK GEOLOGY :some  historical aspects."