Minerals Workshop


Saturday, 9 March, 2024    
13:45 - 16:15


Portinscale Village Hall

by Christine Arkwright

The Lake District is rich in natural resources, particularly minerals, which have been exploited over many years.

These include primary or rock-forming minerals which crystallise directly from molten magma and secondary minerals, formed by hydrothermal, igneous and metamorphic processes.

This workshop will include a visual presentation about how minerals are formed followed by practical exercises to identify mineral samples from their different physical properties. There will also be a display of rocks and mineral specimens to browse and a polarising microscope to view rock thin sections.

Bring your own hand lens and grain-size card, if you have them, but spares will be available.

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