An Introduction to Geology: 6


Plate tectonic map, from Wikimedia Commons.

Lecture notes as a pdf: 2013_IntroGeol_Lect6_tect_SML

Lecture notes as a PowerPoint file: 2013_IntroGeol_Lect6_tect_SML

The day the Earth moved (Extremely interesting Cosmos article on the theory of plate tectonics).

Rheology in structural geology, by the University of Leeds (just in case you missed it)

Leeds also provide further teaching resources on structural geology here.

An online geology dictionary/glossary can be found here.

What heats the Earth’s core? (from

Early Earth had molten magma oceans, new study suggests.

The Iapetus Suture on the Isle of Man (Manx Geological Survey)



Earth scientist in North Yorkshire, fossilist on the Dinosaur Coast. Director of the Yorkshire Fossil Festival and palaeontologist with Hidden Horizons. Can be found cricketing for Ovington CC. Can be found twittering as @fossiliam.


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