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WGCG 3-Night Residential Field Trip to North Lincolnshire

August 20 @ 12:00 pm August 23 @ 3:00 pm

This is a WGCG residential field trip to North Lincolnshire in August 2021. We are fortunate to have obtained the services of Paul Hildreth, sitting President of the Yorkshire Geological Society, who lives in the area and knows the geology (especially the Chalk) well, with a background in oil exploration and teaching.

Formal leadership will commence on the Friday afternoon (20th August) and end around lunchtime on the Monday (23rd August).

There will be an upper limit of 20 participants and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. A minimum number of 6 participants will be required to make the trip viable.

WGCG membership is open to all and is free for those in full-time education.

Itinerary / Geology

Itinerary / Geology
Paul has suggested the following provisional itinerary, subject to receiving access permissions where required.

Friday p.m. Claxby (complete, but attenuated, patchy hillside succession of Lower Cretaceous stratigraphy with
emphasis on the former Claxby Ironstone industry – including industrial archaeology)

Saturday a.m. South Ferriby Quarry (Cretaceous L/M Chalk, Red Chalk and Carstone unconformable on late
Jurassic Oxfordian & Kimmeridgian Clay……highly fosiliferous…..site of a 2018 Pliosaur discovery)

Saturday p.m. Conesby Quarry (last exposure of the L. Jurassic Frodingham Ironstone…..former important local steel
industry…….“everyone guaranteed a fossil”!)

Sunday a.m. Kirton in Lindsey (M. Jurassic Lincolnshire Limestone – ‘Inferior Oolite’ equivalent)

Sunday p.m. Ulceby Vale (‘Middle Chalk’…..Turonian Flint Maximum……detailed stratigraphy of part of the Chalk)

Monday a.m. Welton-le-Wold (Pleistocene Sites of importance: Devensian and older tills (?Wolstonian) on Hoxnian gravels)

Fuller notes will be provided as a handout closer to the occasion. Paul may also be able to engage local specialists for particular locations we visit.

The info. shown here is a summary. For more details, members should contact Julie Harrald. The e-mail for WGCG is: [email protected]