Black Country Geological Society’s indoor meetings will be held during the winter months at the Abbey Room at the Dudley Archives, Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ.
Unless otherwise stated, the Abbey Room will normally open at 7.30pm and lectures commence at 8.00pm.
Those wishing to attend field or geoconservation meetings please contact our Field Secretary, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More contact details are available on our Contact us page.
Updated 8 February 2021.
In line with the Government’s guidelines and the over-riding need to keep everyone safe, please note that all BCGS meetings will be held by Zoom for the foreseeable future. Our Meetings Secretary, Keith Elder, will contact members with more details in due course.
Members please check your email for any last minute changes.
Any non-members wishing to attend our virtual meetings should contact our Meetings Secretary for instructions (email address on the Contacts page).
Recordings of some of our virtual talks can be found on our YouTube channel.
AGM followed by 'Silurian Rocks of the Dingle Peninsula'
AGM followed by 'Silurian Rocks of the Dingle Peninsula' 7.00 -
Monday 15 March (Zoom Meeting, 7.00 for 7.30 start): AGM followed by 'Silurian Rocks of the Dingle Peninsula'. Speaker: Ken Higgs, Emeritus Professor of Geology, University College Cork. Dudley and the Dingle Peninsula in Eire have much in common, sharing a common Silurian geology. Professor Ken Higgs was not only born in Dudley, but has also undertaken an extensive study of the geology of the Dingle Peninsula recently published as the 'Geology of the Dingle Peninsula' by the Geological Survey of Ireland. His illustrated talk will describe the Dingle Peninsula's dramatic 485 million year history of environmental and climate change.
Monday 19 April (Zoom Meeting): Speaker: Dr Stephen Knipe in London, Ontario. This talk comes to us live from Canada! Gold has been the lure which has attracted many to North America to prospect for gold. Dr Stephen Knipe will tell us about gold and other metal ore samples which are sent to AMTEL (Advanced Mineral Technology Laboratory) from major mines around the world where they are analysed for the chemical and mechanical processes needed to recover and separate the metals. AMTEL was formed through a multi-million dollar initiative, sponsored by a consortium of eleven mining companies based in Canada and worldwide.