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EVENT ARCHIVES       2014
                                                                          

BICENTENARY EVENTS.1814-2014

 

A Royal Geological Society of Cornwall Bicentennial Weekend Event

Friday April the 11th to Sunday April the 13th 2014

 

Friday APRIL the 11th-----------------------------------------------------------------

 

14:00 – 16:00. meet at Penlee House ,Morrab Road, PENZANCE , TR18 4HE

Afternoon tours of the Penlee Museum and Art Gallery, including the RGSC display as part of the Penzance 400 Anniversary Exhibition

 

19:00 – 21:30 Evening Meal at the Union Hotel, Chapel Street , Penzance TR18 4AE.

Lecture by Helen Marton on the use of Cornish gabbroic clay in ceramics

 

Saturday APRIL the 12th---------------------------------------------------------

 

10:00 – 16:00 Morning and Afternoon meet at Geevor Mine Reception .TR19 7EW

Tours of Levant, Geevor and Botallack mines in West Penwith

12:00 Pasty lunch at Geevor Restaurant,with splendid views across the Atlantic ! ..next stop USA...

 

18:00 – 21:30 Evening at TRURO college, TRURO. TR1 3XX

Buffet and mini conference

Keynote speakers: Professor Iain Stewart, Plymouth University and BBC geology presenter

Dr Melissa Hardie -Budden MBE,PhD,FLS,FRSA

on the life of Elizabeth Catherine Thomas Carne 1817 – 1873.

Launch of The Bicentennial Transaction.

...papers by Dr Melissa Hardie-Budden and Dr Adrian Spalding MA, PhD, FRES, FLS, MIEEM

 

 

Sunday APRIL the 13th---------------------------------------------------------

 

10:00 – 12:00 Morning Tour of East Pool Mines and Engines TR15 3ED

 

 

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch at Heartlands TR15 3QY

13:00 – 15:00 Exhibition of Mining & PREMIERE of Alan Kent play, written for the Bi Centennial year on the history of geology in Cornwall .

 

 

This week end of Activity & Entertainment ,including all meals each day will be available to all who book in advance at £60 per member. (Non members £69)

Please specify if you only require 1or2days of program ,each day will cost£20/£23 non members ….. ..................................................................................................................................................................

Cheques payable to RGSC at An Velyn Seaureaugh, St Stythyans TR37DL tel 01209 860410

I wish to book..............

Friday 11th April...........at £20/ £23

Sat 12th April...................at £20/ £23

Sun 13th April …..............at £20 /£23

Please find the total.................enclosed

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ARCHIVES AND PAST LECTURES IN     2014

Wednesday 2nd  April 7pm.Lecture by Frank Howie BSc.,and author of many papers include the Submerged Forests of Mounts Bay.The submerged Forest covers a large area of the Bay and was last uncovered to such an extent in 1883.The storms this winter has uncovered the forest again and show roots   of :

 Oak,Pine,Beech,Yew,Birch.Elm,Ash,Alder,Holly trees with Hazel and  Willow  and peat beds with Grasses,Sedges,Heath,Brambles,Bugle,Spearwort and Cinquefoil recorded.

 

Samples of wood and peat have been radiocarbon dated and indicate that the species were growing during the late Holocene,at least 6000 to around 4000 years ago.

 

 

The sand is fast recovering the peat and trees again and it is planned to make field visits quickly at all available low tides to view what we can see before it is covered again by the incoming sands.

Please keep watching this site

FIELD VISIT 1

 Will be planned for APRIL 15TH tide timetables indicate low tide is at 1114 at Newlyn....We will park opposite the tunnel under the Railway Line at Chy an Dour,Penzance.

Equipment needed: Warm clothing just in case it rains and rubber boots.

 

 

 

LECTURE Wednesday 18TH JUNE. 7pm.Mine Captain Tony Bennet will introduce a virtual underground tour of Wheal Chance,(Rosevale Mine Zennor)and explain the History of this mine and its development.There will be an opportunity to visit later in the year.Special arrangements will be made to allow those unable to go the whole way to experience a part trip.

 

links; WWW.ROSEVALEMINE.CO.UK

 

SPECIAL OFFER FOR FULLY PAID UP MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY.

NB.,emails to be sent to the members.At an additional cost of £2 per member.......ENTRY TO GEEVOR to see the

EXHIBITION OF 20 YEARS RESEARCH OF ST.JUST MINES by the ST.JUST MINES RESEARCH GROUP.

Please apply to Neil Plummer@josephneilplummer@yahoo.co.uk  From now to Friday 26th September 2014

NB.,Google Geevor for opening hours.

 

 

 LECTURE.Wednesday 16th JULY.7mm.Colin Short.Will speak on a favourite subject Lead Mines in Cornwall.

 

 

LECTURE Wednesday 20th AUGUST.7pm. BY EDDY DERRIMAN.The protection of Cornish Waters by the Cornish Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority with  special comments on potential future Tin Dredging of  north Coastal Waters- and Falmouth Harbour Dredging-illustrated with a special rarely seen undersea film footage.Brief report on the successful prosecution of a ship which released oil at sea which results in pollution of our beaches.

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  MONDAY 8th September ... GEEVOR anytime throughout  the day.

FIELD VISIT TO GEEVOR MINE.to view EXHIBITION OF ST.JUST MINES by St.Just Mines Research Group-20 years of research.(see earlier message re entry to Geevor.....this will allow members to visit Geevor together as an official group otherwise with the entry visas provided by Neil Plummer you can go on your own or with the family.

Early Booking - is essential for provision of Entry Visas.(you must be a Member of the RGSC for this).Check on opening hours by googling Geevor.Entry visas will be sent in the post and not issued on the day.

 

AND LATER ON at 5-30pm ROSEVALE MINE

 UNDERGROUND FIELD VISIT TO ROSEVALE MINE ZENNOR.MONDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER.                                                    Meet in the Car Park Zennor at 5-30pm Please wear old boots and clothes for underground trip.Helmets and Torches will be provided.Booking essential to provide numbers.

 

A USEFUL WEBSITE TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE ABOUT CORNISH MINING CULTURE AT ROSEVALE MINE

 

LINKS:   WWW.ROSEVALEMINE.CO.UK

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WEDNESDAY 17th SEPTEMBER.Lecture by Mike Proudfoot.MARINE MINERALS LTD.Discussing the Scientific Research and detailed studies Project-The most comprehensive scientific Study ever taken in Cornish Waters.

Marine Minerals Ltd is a Cornish Company investigate  the marine environments of the North Cornish Coast including mineral investigation of the sea floor for potential Tin Recovery from sediments deposited over Millions of years of erosion of Cornwall and deposition from the prehistoric Glacial and Pre Glacial times and from the more recent Historic Cornish Mining Industry.

It has been said that we know more about the surface of the Moon than this part of Cornish Waters and  this study will provide known facts about the sea floor here.

                              This study will provide  accurate facts about this area of Cornish Waters.

 

                                                                                      LINKS:

                                                  A useful Website to look at  before hand will be :

                                                                                        Marine-Minerals.com

 

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SATURDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER ROSEVALE  MINE,ZENNOR.Meet at 10am Zennor Car Park.
(Geevor closed on Saturdays!)

(BOOKING BEFORE HAND PLEASE)

josephneilplummer@yahoo.co.uk

 

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THURSDAY 2ND OCTOBER.2014      WHEAL FORTUNE BREAGE/ST.SITHNEY

  • Field visit to Wheal Fortune Breage/St.Sithney 10 am.Meet on site by driving up the lane past the Farm House to the Mine Dumps at the top of the site.Grid Reference SW 626289 please park away from the farm house and the workshops. Take Packed snacks with you.

         SAT NAV   USERS THE POSTCODE FOR Great Wheal Fortune is TR13 9NL

 

                                         PENBERTHY CROFT MINE

  • Field visit to Penberthy Croft Mine by Kind permission of Lord St.Levan,St.Aubyn Estate. Map ref SW 555324 suggested target time. 1.pm Parking on road where safe.

                                     
ST.MICHAELS MOUNT

  • Visit to The Seaward Tin Lodes ......... of St.Michael's Mount by kind invitation of Lord St.Levan.

This continues the contact and relationship of the RGSC with the Family held for the 200 years of our association.

Meet at 4pm at Godolphin Steps/Marazion Sailing Club to proceed across the causeway

PLEASE KEEP A LOOK AT THE SITE FOR  FURTHER INFORMATION regarding parking,and a possible event once we have left the Mount.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2014.-10am   (LIST NOW CLOSED)There will be an opportunity to visit again please contact me and I will note your interest.)

FIELD VISIT TO HINGSTON DOWNS QUARRY.(for those with Sat-nav the postcode is PL18 9AU)

 

 MAP GRID REF: SX 409719 Take the A390 from Callington towards Drakewalls and Gunnislake the quarry is on the left -look out for signs.

Follow the signs to the site office opposite the quarry,where you will park and confirm the paperwork for checking names and numbers.

Site safety assessments have been done and the directions of the leader must be followed at all times:

SITE EQUIPMENT NEEDED WILL BE HELMETS,TOE CAPPED BOOTS,TROUSERS,(NOT SHORTS)GLASSES,GLOVES,BRIGHT REFLECTIVE TABARDS.)

The Society will provide Helmets and Tabards but you must bring the rest yourselves.

Without the specified equipment entry will be denied.

 

Cost: PLEASE BRING £10 PER MEMBER ENTERING the quarry.

I must have names before hand by Telephone or email so as the relevant paperwork can be completed before the visit.

 

PLEASE ARRIVE AT THE SITE OFFICE AND PARK WHERE DIRECTED.  AT 10AM.

THIS IS A WORKING QUARRY AND BOOTS ARE ESSENTIAL PREFERABLY "WELLINGTON BOOTS" AS DESPITE THE DRY SUMMER THERE WILL BE A LOT OF MUD AND WATER ON SOME LEVELS.

contact josephneilplummer@yahoo.co.uk or 01209 860410

 

 

 

LECTURE.WEDNESDAY 22ND OCTOBER.Skaergaard Intrusion East Greenland.Jens Anderson Camborne School of Mines.

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SATURDAY 6TH DECEMBER AGM to be held in Penzance.Details to be announced when confirmed followed by

a DINNER  IN PENZANCE -TO ROUND OFF OUR  BICENTENNIAL YEAR.Details to be announced but please keep this date in your diaries and watch this site for further details.

 

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