Where can you find evidence of extreme environments from hot arid deserts and continent spanning oceans to even hotter magma deep under the earth and volcanoes spewing lava over vast areas? Not on a beach surely? Well, the answer is yes and comes from a few hours spent collecting pebbles made of rocks like sandstone (evidence of a desert), chalk (ocean), granite (magma) and basalt (lava).
Clive Mitchell, geologist with the British Geological Survey, and author of ‘The Pebble Spotter’s Guide’, will take you on a virtual stroll along a beach, picking out some pebbles and help identify what they are and how to collect them.
Following Clive’s talk, he will be joined by other geologists and palaeontologists for an informal panel session. Do you have a favourite Scottish pebble? Or one you’ve been hoping to identify? Now is your chance! We are inviting you to share your own pebble finds for discussion by the panel. You can email a photo of your pebble in advance of the talk to the SGT Secretary – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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