Date Posted... Oct 7th 2020

GCSE Geologists at Carn Brea

This week was the turn of the 4th Year GCSE Geologists to go out on one of their first trips upon embarking their GCSE journey.

The new cohort of geologists went to Carn Brea where they discovered the solidification and hydrothermal evidence in what is a very small area.

Known as the ‘cup and saucer’ the millions-of-years-old rock formation has evidence of physical weathering, and features flecks of orange colour due to the mineral mica which has tiny parts of iron in.

The young geologists also looked at the crystal size in the Granite, which can be found commonly in Cornwall.