The Great Meteorite of July 1860 – When Stars Fell to Earth

Written by Douglas Palmer, Sedgwick Museum, University of Cambridge  159 years ago, on July 14th 1860, the people of the remote Himalayan hill station of Dharmsala in Himalchal Pradesh, north-western India were treated to the awesome sight of ‘shooting stars’ burning up as they plunged through the atmosphere into the surrounding landscape. Awed they may … More The Great Meteorite of July 1860 – When Stars Fell to Earth

Six Questions for a Geological Curator – Angharad Jones – Creswell Crags

Written by Angharad Jones, Collections Officer, Creswell Heritage Trust. 1. What sort of geological collections do you look after? I work as the Collections Officer at Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre. The collection is primarily composed of palaeontological and archaeological material excavated from the caves at Creswell Crags, including Church Hole, Mother Grundy’s Parlour, … More Six Questions for a Geological Curator – Angharad Jones – Creswell Crags

The Mineral Collection of the Royal Institution of Cornwall

Written by Roy Starkey, Mineralogist and Author Many, if not all, GCG members will be aware of the wonderful mineral collection housed at the Royal Cornwall Museum, River Street, Truro. TR1 2SJ. It is perhaps the finest regional mineral collection in the British Isles and includes the world famous Philip Rashleigh collection (Rashleigh, 1797, 1802), … More The Mineral Collection of the Royal Institution of Cornwall