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Earth Science Week 2016: Anglesey Plate Tectonic Island

09 October 2016
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Event type:
Field Trip, Geology Walk, Social Event
Organised by:
Earth Science Week 2016, GeoMon
Marquess of Anglesey's Column carpark, Parc Twr, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
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GeoMon (Anglesey) Geopark are running an event for Earth Science Week.

Anglesey has every type of plate tectonic margin and material. After a short talk, we will be visiting Llanddwyn island (a complete mini-plate) to see the Precambrian pillow lavas on the beach, underlain by the initial exploded lava and ash. Then, on to the shaley material from mid-plate deposition, followed by the melange at the World type site. We will then take a trip into the forest to see the altered lavas and cherts.

The heritage, archaeology, myths and legend of St Dwynwen, Welsh patron saint of lovers, will be described, plus many other features. Packed lunch will take place on the island, followed by a visit to the Precambrian blueschists under the Marquess of Anglesey's Column. 

Target audience

Anyone, from general public to geological experts!


9.30 am - 3.30 pm


Meet in the Marquess of Anglesey's Column carpark, Llanfair PG


£10 per person, including packed lunch

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