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Patrick will illustrate how college students and amateur geologists, among others, can research geological history by applying genealogy techniques to solve etymological problems in fossil, mineral, and mineral collection names. The talk will use five Irish case studies: the etymological hunt for the Ichthyorachis newenhami fossil; revealing the Miss Cotter behind the mineral variety ‘cotterite’; discovering the ‘finger-lickin’ background to…

Read More IGA Lecture – 27th September 2017 – Geology and Genealogy – The Odd Couple by Dr. Patrick Roycroft (Elements geological magazine)

Dear Members, Dr. Ian Sanders (Trinity College Dublin, emeritus) will be giving a talk on “Meteorites and the Origin of Planets” at the Geological Survey of Ireland on the 19th of October. Please see below for further details. Abstract: Most meteorites are fragments of our Solar System left over from its birth some 4.567 billion years ago, before the Earth was ‘born’.…

Read More IGA Lecture: 19th October – Dr. Ian Sanders (Trinity College Dublin, Emeritus) – Meteorites and the Origin of Planets