Mike Horne's Geology Pages
Here are links to my web pages about the geology in Hull and East Yorkshire, including the Speeton Clay, Holderness Coast and Yorkshire Chalk. There are pictures of fossils and local geological sites, as well as detailed stratigraphical logs.
The East Riding of Yorkshire has a lot to interest the geologist. There are the chalk Wolds shaping the area, with the low lying Holderness to the east which is steadily being eroded by the North Sea. There is the unique Speeton Clay on the north-eastern edge of the Wolds and various Jurassic rocks to the west. Underlying the area is the Market Weighton Structure, which can be studied at Rifle Butts SSSI. These web pages give details of these rocks and an introduction to geology for the beginner. In my humble opinion the Holderness coast offers the best opportunity in the UK for someone to start collecting rocks, minerals and fossils, and he Wolds themselves still have much to reveal to the dedicated researcher. And of course the city of Hull offers a wide variety of urban geology.
The Speeton Clay web-site
Geology in the City web-site
Notes on the geology around Hull and East Yorkshire
The Yorkshire Chalk web site
Starting a collection in Holderness
Some geology basics
My favourite geology Links
Index of some more of my geology pages
Details of my geology night-classes for Hull University
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