Rock Identification Help

Hi there,
I’m needing some local help to help resolve a dispute between 2 of my colleagues.

On the M6 South bound services at Tebay is a small stone circle. The debate is whether these 3 x 2 metre high stones are Limestone or Mudstone. Is there any chance that one of your members could visit this site when passing to clarify and resolve this issue.
Darren (Budding amateur Geologist)

Stone circle

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Graphite Request

I’m an artist currently writing an article for an academic journal about the historic use of drawing materials.  What I would like to have and to try drawing with and to photograph is a piece of raw Cumbrian graphite rock.  If you can help me with this I’ll of course let you have my address.  Looking forward to hearing from you.


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News from the Lake District National Park

In local news:

“The Lake District National Park recently advertised a number of properties for sale, including Stickle Tarn, as part of our ongoing sales and acquisitions review to make sure our properties are managed effectively within the current financial climate.”

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CGS Annual Dinner

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Seasonal Newsletter

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