Geological Saddleworth.

Hello and welcome.

My name is Chris Ellison and I am a 20 year old student who lives in Diggle, Saddleworth in Yorkshire, whilst not at University in Norwich! As a current third year undergraduate studying for a BSc. Environmental Science degree at the University of East Anglia, I have developed a passion for the Geological and Earth Sciences over the past two years and in the pages that follow, I intend to add even more appeal to the already inspiring environment in the Saddleworth district by revealing its complex geological history. As my geological knowledge expanded, I only then realised that Saddleworth actually displays some exquisite sedimentalogical characteristics and these are quite easily observed all over the region.

I have focused on what is known as the ‘solid geology’ of the area which basically incorporates the true hard rocks which dominate the landscape. In the future, I may add details of the ‘drift geology’ which were deposited during the more recent ice ages over the last 2.5 Million years in a period known as the Quaternary. Please express your interest at the e-mail address below. My study takes me to the United States in the academic year 2000/2001 and I may acquire a separate e mail address which will be also be added to the pages if necessary.

There are quite a few photographs and diagrams within these pages, all of which complement the text and are well worth any short wait for downloading to your browser.

I would be happy to hear your responses to my page, so please do not hesitate to e mail!


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