Birmingham's giant erratics: Ice Age geoheritage
- G29 Mechanical and Civil Engineering Building (Y3 on the campus map)
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Part of the Lapworth Lecture Series
Speaker: Professor Ian Fairchild, University of Birmingham
In the 19th century, the course of the great glaciers that swept over the Midlands were traced out by erratic boulders istinctive of their source. Unusually large erratics made of volcanic rocks from the Arenig massif are especially distinctive in the Birmingham area. However, as feared by Lapworth, most of the evidence has now disappeared, making this a Geoconservation issue for the 21st century.
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