The Blisworth Limestone is variable both in thickness and in character. It is not oolitic and tends to weather grey such as the matrix you see below. The oyster Praeexogyra hebridica is abundant with some nice […]
Wonderful day at Ketton Quarry with members of the SDGS. This site has probably the best section of the Middle Jurassic strata in the East Midlands. Our trip took us through the quarry revealing rocks from the […]
Darren wrote a new post, * Visit to the King’s Dyke Nature Reserve fossil area * 1 year ago
The SDGS members have a planned visit to the King’s Dyke Nature Reserve Fossil Area. Which will be on the morning of Saturday the 4th August 2018.
For further details please check our events […]
Important notice for all those attending the AGM meeting on Wednesday the 14th of March 2018
Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances our booked speaker Iain Thornton for this coming Wednesday cannot […]
*BEHIND THE SCENES GUIDED TOUR AT THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY*
Is our first event for 2018….with more to follow.
At the link below…
Saturday / February 10th / 2018 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Jurassic Day for all the family at Stamford Library from 10-3.30pm.
Fun for all the family including fossil identification, Dinosaur […]
For those SDGS members who remember Buntings Lane, Borrow Pit, Stanground in Peterborough. I’d like to show you a Kosmoceras Proniae found (c.1985) in the glacial drift. And derived from the Middle Oxford Clay, A […]
Thank you to Dr Mark Evans (pictured above) for “reintroducing” the Stamford and District Geological Society to the Rutland Dinosaur last night at Tinwell Village Hall, especially as certain members in the […]
The Stamford Library will be holding another Fossil Day for children (and grown-ups) the last one was very well attended. The date for this event titled Jurassic Day will be on Saturday the of 10th February 2018 […]
Just to let you know the society’s final two winter talk speakers for 2018 will be.
Cherie Carlill: Wednesday the 14 February 2018: 7.30pm to 9.30pm: Talk Titled: Introduction to Hydrogeology
Iain T […]
Photo above showing the piece of nodule I prepped out.
Below are some identification’s kindly passed onto me through the Natural History Museums (NaturePlus) website by palaeoentomologist, Dr. Andrew Ross. F […]
Featured image titled…“Bait Ball” Museum of Jurassic Marine Life.
In a desperate attempt to avoid capture thousands of Thrissops fish swarm together into a bait ball. Trachyteuthis belemnites and Pecti […]
Found by one of the SDGS members from Smokejacks quarry an interesting specimen on this sideritic ironstone nodule, measuring under a 1.0mm approximately 0.3mm in length, was quite difficult to […]
Neck vertebrae and restored skull of the Rutland C.oxoniensis
The sauropod known as the “Rutland Dinosaur” was discovered on the 19th of June 1968 and is one of the most complete specimens of a dinosaur, ever […]
Darren wrote a new post, Belemnite phragmocone found in Jurassic fish coprolite 1 year, 7 months ago
Our first ever Belemnite phragmocone found inside a Jurassic fish coprolite from the Lower Oxford Clay. Stabilzed with a drop of paraloid at the dig site…
Jurassic fish coprolite in-situ
Jurassic fish […]
Darren wrote a new post, * Another pleasant Winters Talk by Richard Forrest * 3 years, 2 months ago
Hi Stamford and District Geological Society
I just wanted to take a minute today to let you all know what a fantastic job you are doing for the society. Honestly I was a little worried about what I had gotten […]
You may be interested in obtaining a copy of the Geological Society Special Publication SP430 – Arthur Smith Woodward. His Life and Influence on Modern Vertebrate Palaeontology. The book is now […]
A rather pleasant evening was had by all.
A real team effort by the society for our winter talks on the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs.
Thank you to everyone who made it out into the chilli night for the […]
Fossil Starter Packs
As the field trip to Kings Dyke Nature Reserve fossil area is aimed at the junior members. And as you know the Stamford and District Geological Society is affiliated with the UKGE who one […]
As we are gearing up for another fun filled calendar of events for next year it’s time to start announcing scheduled field trips at the Link below:
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