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Excursion – Wednesday August 14th: Dimension Stones in the Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin (led by Susan Pyne)

14 August, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM IST

Dimension Stones in the Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin

(Photo courtesy of Barry Long ©2019)

– Wednesday 14th August, 2019
– Led by Susan Pyne
– Meet: outside M&S on the ground floor (Level 1) at the southern end of the mall.
– Time: 7pm
– Access: by bus, 14, 17, 44, 44b, 61, 75, 116  // Luas Green Line // Car, parking €3 for up to 3 hours

Dimension stone, i.e. decorative cut and polished stone, has been used to spectacular effect in Dundrum Town Centre.  Stone from a wide variety of places, such as South Africa, Italy and the Himalayas, has been selected for its beauty, colour and texture.  The three main classes of rock, igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic are all represented.

We will walk on three levels (floors) of the centre to and look at the detail of the rock. We will look particularly at colour and textures to see what we might infer of the rock’s history, what type of rock it is, what defines it, where it originated in the lithosphere and, in one case, assign an age.  This will be an easygoing evening of working together to unravel the secrets of these rocks.

Bring a hand lens if you have one and be prepared to get down on your hands and knees!

Please email irishgeologicalassociation@gmail.com if you wish to attend.


14 August, 2019
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM IST
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