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Derbyshire - Ball Eye Mine


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club logo   Cheltenham Mineral and Geological Society
Contact: Secretary Year formed: 1968
Email:   Membership: 65
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Area of interest: Mineral and fossil collecting. General geology
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Classes of membership: Membership £10 per annum. Junior members are free
Publications: &£39;Quartzzzz&£39; -Quarterly Newsletter.
The quarried and mined Collyweston and Stonefield Slates, used for roofing and walling, can be seen throughout the Cotswolds. They are sedimentary Jurassic rocks and the fissile quality required for splitting was induced by frost action. The blocks of &£39;slate&£39; were layed down horizontally in fields (photograph above) over the Winter period.

(Photograph from Practical Stone Quarrying -Greenwell and Elsden 1913 p40)
Last updated: 23/11/2017


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