Field Trip: Wick Quarry and Golden Valley

Leader: Mark Mitchelmore

Entry Fee

Members: Free

Visitors: £3.00

Date and Time



Wick Quarry, Golden Valley Road, Wick and Abson, BS30

Field Trip Description

In the morning we shall visit the quarry and will be looking at the Carboniferous: Gully Oolite, Clifton Down mudstone and limestone, Hotwells Limestone, folds, faults, mineralisation, igneous intrusion, fossils (corals, brachiopods). A handout outlining the geology of the quarry will be available at the September lecture meeting.

In the afternoon we plan to walk around the area - Golden Valley. Further details will be available at meetings or from our field secretary.

Meet at 9.45 a.m. in the car park, Wick Quarry, (ST 710732) for a 10.00 a.m. start. Strong footwear essential. Hard hats and reflective clothing will be supplied if you do not have your own.

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