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- Upcoming Excursion and Lecture -

Excursion to glacial deposits of Flinders University Bedford Park Campus and western Sturt Gorge

Ancient glacial deposits are extensively exposed on the Bedford Park Campus of Flinders University and adjacent Sturt Gorge. This gorge, 12 km south of the Adelaide CBD, is historically significant as the site where Prof. Walter Howchin first recognised evidence of ancient glaciation at the end of the 19th century. Howchin considered this glaciation to be of Cambrian age, but later work demonstrated that most of these rocks, including those of glacial origin, underlie fossiliferous Cambrian strata and are Neoproterozoic. 

Mound springs, garnet sands and tektites

Thursday 2nd May  2024     Time: 7:00 pm.

     The student forum has become a regular feature of our programme, giving graduate students from the Department of Earth Sciences an opportunity to tell the FGC about the exciting work that they are doing. The 15-minute presentations will be "Mound Springs: Arid Australia’s Palaeothermometers" by Fletcher Nixon, "Garnet sands in South Australia uncover an ancient mountain range in East Antarctica" by Sharmaine Verhaert and "Tektites: from impact to glass" by Jake Jolly.