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Field trip – 14th August 2019 – Peter Lewis Memorial Gold Panning Event lead by Judith Mather (GSI)

14 September, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM IST

Dear Members,

The exciting Peter Lewis Memorial Gold Panning event is on again!  This year, we have a new leader, Judith Mather from the Geological Survey Ireland.  We will be returning to our first location on the River Dodder at Bohernabreena, Co. Dublin. (Subject to Licence)

If you wish to attend, please register by the 12th September to irishgeologicalassociation@gmail.com .

Judith Mather (GSI) Biography

Over the last 11 years Judith has worked on two national geochemical baseline surveys, as a field sampler and field team leader for the British Geological Survey’s G-BASE programme, and for the last four years has been the Field Geochemist for the Geological Survey Irelands Tellus programme. She has physically collected 1000’s of samples of soil, stream sediment, water and panned heavy mineral concentrates for geochemical analysis across England, Scotland and Ireland, has trained over 170  sampling personnel and has managed the delivery of 10,000’s of samples to date. Judith admits she hated gold panning at first as she could not get the rhythm right and everything seemed to look like sand in a bowl. Fast forward and it is now the favourite part of her role when she gets the chance to get out in the field, as it is not only nice and relaxing but also very exciting as you never know what you will find!

When and Where:

Meeting place: The entrance to the Bohernabreena Water Works at 2pm.
Geographic coordinates: 53° 15’ 31.98” N 6° 22’ 06.20” W or
ITM coordinates: 708843 724392.
(see map below – Friarstown Upper).
What to bring: wellies (or waders if you have them!). If you have your own gold pan, then bring it along.
Gold panning pans and other equipment will be provided.


14 September, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM IST
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