All posts tagged geology

Ruth Siddall

Exploring Urban Geology with Dr Ruth Siddall

Dr Ruth Siddall is a Geoarchaeologist with an incredible skill for ancient bringing stone to life. Throughout the year, Ruth runs guided Urban Geology walks. As she explains on her website: The urban landscape is […]

Clipsham Quarry, Rutland

Quarry visit: Clipsham, Rutland.

What struck me most about Clipsham wasn’t the incredible landscape of their operation; 90 acres currently being worked – that is once you get into the main quarry past the sections worked […]

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The ‘Once-a-Week’ quarry, Peak District

The Once-a-Week quarry, is the only source of the highly-valued Mandale limestone. The quarry has been closed for a while. The owners, Natual Stone Sales are working with their reserves […]

Berwyn Slate, Wales

Quarry visit: Berwyn Slate, Wales.

Come through Froncysyllte passing the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage Site. Keep the river Dee to your right till you get to Llangollen on the edge of the Berwyn mountains. Perched on the hills […]

The quarry at Ham Hill

Quarry visit: Harvey Stone, Ham Hill, Somerset

Harvey Stone is the second quarry visited for the Stonecarved project. Stone has been quarried at Ham Hill in Somerset since Roman times. Ham stone is a Jurassic limestone. Medium […]

Stone Firms saw shop

Quarry Visit: Stonefirms, Portland

Stone Firms is the largest supplier of the world-renowned Portland limestone. Distinguished by its creamy colour and the fossilized shells, Portland was famously used by Wren for rebuilding St Paul’s […]

William Smith: Geological Map of England: Cross-section

Project update: August 2014

I’ve been thinking on Florian’s comments on how special the range of stone we have in this country is. Over the last few months I’ve been researching possible quarries to visit, asking if they will […]

Dr Liz Gaunt, Volcanologist

Rock can tell us so much if only we take the time to look.

Geologist & Volcanologist Dr. Elizabeth Gaunt is keeping communities safe from volcanoes. Liz is undertaking post-doctoral research for at the Ecuadorian Geophysical institute, researching volcanic processes and exploring methods for […]