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Geological Mapping Course, Scotland – Places still available!

Nick Chidlaw has confirmed that there are still places availible on the 2013 Geological Mapping Course in Strathearn (Highland Border, Scotland), which will take place 28th April – 6th May 2013.It is a more advanced course which assumes knowledge of the basic principles of geological mapping, such as gained on the Forest of Dean course, or equivalent elsewhere. This mapping area is used for its extraordinary geological diversity, affording course attendees experience of many contrasting mapping settings to deal with.

In order to make the most of this location, the course comprises 6 days in the field (1 unscheduled day after the 3rd, for a break), with 2 days following indoors where a fair copy map and cross sections are produced. Because of the diversity of the geology on this course, it is believed attendees are in a position to tackle with confidence many different mapping scenarios subsequently (e.g. where needed when studying on a higher degree).

For more details contact Nick Chidlaw on TrainingCourses@nickchidlaw.co.uk
For information on other courses offered by Nick, please go to: http://www.nickchidlaw.co.uk

Geological Mapping Course: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire: 2013 dates confirmed!!!

An introductory 3-day course which assumes a basic knowledge of geology, but little experience of geological mapping.

Two days are spent mapping in the field, with the third day indoors drawing up a fair copy map under guidance. Training and plenty of practice in the use of the compass/clinometer.

This course will next take place on 22nd to the 24th March 2013.

For further information click here

Geological Mapping Course, Strathearn, Highland Border, Scotland – 2013 DATES CONFIRMED!!!

Nick Chidlaw has confirmed that the 2013 Geological Mapping Course in Strathearn (Highland Border, Scotland) will take place 28th April – 6th May 2013.

It is a more advanced course which assumes knowledge of the basic principles of geological mapping, such as gained on the Forest of Dean course, or equivalent elsewhere. This mapping area is used for its extraordinary geological diversity, affording course attendees experience of many contrasting mapping settings to deal with.

In order to make the most of this location, the course comprises 6 days in the field (1 unscheduled day after the 3rd, for a break), with 2 days following indoors where a fair copy map and cross sections are produced. Because of the diversity of the geology on this course, it is believed attendees are in a position to tackle with confidence many different mapping scenarios subsequently (e.g. where needed when studying on a higher degree).

For more details contact Nick Chidlaw on TrainingCourses@nickchidlaw.co.uk
For information on other courses offered by Nick, please go to: http://www.nickchidlaw.co.uk

Post-S339 De-pression

Well, no depression so much as not sure what to do with myself…..  trying to cut down on working hours too, so find myself with 2 hours free of an evening…..  but what to do with it, I thinks….. BLOG!!!!

So, whats new, you ask?  TMA03: 97%, Exam – no idea, but since the worse I think I did the better mark I get, I suspect that it genuinely went “OK” – I was happy with the exam, therefore I must have cocked up, lol!

But I survived it and still have Red Sea facts swimming around my head – will they never end!?

External issues out of my control mean that I am now looking for a lodger urgently (Northwich area, if anyone out there happens to be interested!?) and am selling my beloved childhood piano and Electric guitar…..  :(  BUT, I am off to explore the Geology of the Jura (France) on Friday, so all is not lost and hope is on the horizon – at least it has all been paid for!

England is currently playing Ukraine (20:01 score is 0-0).  THAT is how bored I am, lol!

Nothing else to report, so will just get on with….. no not footy – i’m going to do some Yoga – Kirti has inspired me this morning – and I can touch my toes!

S339 relevant links added to Daisys-Geology.com

I have just added numerous links, included specific links on Folds and Faults, to the S339 relevant links.

Big week – new company, new colleagues and new articles…. AND NEW HOPE!

I am really please to say I have been quiet for a damned good reason!

I have an exciting week behind me:

1)  New company launched: www.MantleConsulting.com – Twitter: @MantleConsult, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MantleConsulting.  I am delighted to be working alongside Dr Kirti Sharma for this venture.

2)  Kirti and I, along with Dr Fryer (geophysicist with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC)) co-authored and article”

“What to do should a natural disaster strike while on holiday”

So LOADS to look forward to and explore!

:)

Nick Chidlaw – Earth Science Field Skills Training Courses

Just published a Website for Nick and his courses, after having completed the Mapping course in the Forest of Dean a few weeks ago…. brilliant course!  Next year: Scotland (and of course last year I did the Graphic logging….).

Check it out here!

Updating Daisys Geology…

Well, I have spent one hour today re-organising Daisys Geology to incorporate new information and links relevant to the S339 OU course which I am now studying……. this is still in progress, folks, but if there is anything that is missing, or which you would like to see more of, just drop me a line :)