18 February 2010

U.K. sediment survey

Posted by Callan Bentley

A friend forwarded this via e-mail to me today… U.K. readers may be interested in participating.

Millstone Grit? Kimmeridge Clay? Old Red Sandstone? Durness Limestone?
Yorkshire Lias? ………. What are YOUR top three British sediments?

BSRG (British Sedimentological Research Group) are conducting a small survey to find out what formations geologists consider the “best” sedimentary deposits across the United Kingdom.

This sounds like a loony piece of work (and it is) but the results
have been quite surprising so far (millstone grit? the best? really?!).

BSRG are trying to get more people involved in this survey (approx 150
so far). To join in, email your top three favourite formations, in
order (+ your name and your profession) to:  [email protected]