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Resources

Have a look at the geological collections in Cumbrian museums.

Information on Geocaching & Earthcaching, useful publications and the geology project in Westmorland Dales. Links to interesting websites given at the end of the page.


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Tullie House Museum, Carlisle:

Regionally important geology collections.


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Kendal Museum:

Geology collections and an excellent digital resource where you can view photographs of local rock and mineral collections.


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Keswick Museum:

A varied collection mostly from local sites and well representing the complex local geology, industrial activity and the work of important 19th Century collectors. 


Mining print

Coniston Copper:

Heritage Lottery Fund 2016. To find out more about the geology of this special place, how the copper-mining industry developed, or about the miners and their families who earned their livelihoods from it, click here.


Ruskin Gallery

Ruskin Museum, Coniston:

The museum has a Ruskin collection and also exhibits relating to the coppermines, slate, geology, lace, farming and Donald Campbell.


Geology of the Lake District

Geology of the Lake District:

A resource by Clive Boulter. It bridges the gap between researchers and the rest of us who have some knowledge. Speeding up the cascade of information and correcting concepts, long since updated, but still being incorrectly promoted.

Monday, March 1st, 2021 at 8:36am
Here is a flavour of what the Nature Recovery Network is all about. During the years ahead, a lot more of this kind of initiative will be possible as new laws and policies lead to changes on the ground. https://t.co/OXF1CNBdnT
Friday, February 5th, 2021 at 11:37am
We think John Martin's picture of mating Australian flatworms (as shown below) in the UK is unique. Share this post to anyone you think might be able to tell us differently. https://t.co/w8YxEl3eWP CumbriaBDC photo
Thursday, January 28th, 2021 at 2:50pm
We got sent some interesting photos from John Martin this week!

Do you know what this species is and why it’s important we know its distribution?

Comment below what you think, and we’ll release a species of the week next week with the answers. https://t.co/I6rVprmjOI
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Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 at 5:28am
Hot on the heels of awards success at @CIEEMnet #CieemAwards Plantlife's @katefpetty is delivering a free online talk celebrating the accelerating #RoadVerges campaign as part of #SpringIntoAction. Book in now to avoid missing out! https://t.co/9i66IGbwwR https://t.co/wisYgEvjJ2 CumbriaBDC photo