Month: September 2017

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 Member, You are very welcome to come along for a day of gold panning to the IGA’s Peter Lewis Memorial Gold Panning Expedition. Please read on for further details of the trip. When: September 30th – 2pm-5pm Meeting place: The entrance to the Bohernabreena Water Works Geographic coordinates: 53° 15’ 31.98” N 6° 22’ 06.20” W or ITM coordinates: 708843…

Read More Peter Lewis Memorial Gold Panning Expedition – September 30th 2017