AUGUST, 1901

Ayton, near Scarborough. One rhomb-porphyry.

Hutton Bushell, Vale of Pickering. In gravel-pit at east end of village. One rhomb-porphyry.

Wykeham, Vale of Picketing. In sand-pit behind the Downe Arms Hotel. Cheviot porphyrite, Lias.

Seamer. In glacial gravel in pit contiguous to railway station. Rhomb-porphyry, Cheviot porphyrite, basalt, red granite, Magnesian Limestone (Roker type), Carboniferous Limestone, black flint, Lias, and much sandstone from local sources.

Etton, near Beverley. In strong boulder clay at east etad of the village. Cheviot porphyrite (several varieties), greywacke sandstone, Lias, &c.

Gardham, near Beverley, A shallow pit in chalky gravel west of the village contained a few foreign pebbles, among which Cheviot porphyrites were predominant. Basalt and Carboniferous Limestone was also noted.


Reported by TtIOMAS SHEPPARD, F.G.S.

Meaux, near Beverley. Rhomb-porphyry, Cheviot porphyrite, Carboniferous Limestone and sandstone, Lias.


Reported by J. W. STATHER, F.G.S.

 Leconfield, near Beverley. In old gravel-pit east of Pump Bridge. Gravel consisting of chalk with a few foreign pebbles, chiefly Cheviot porphyrites and greywacke sandstone.

 Cherry Burton, near Beverley. Chalk capped with eight feet of boulder clay half mile east of station. Among the pebbles of non-local rocks in the clay Cheviot porphyrites greatly preponderate. Basalts are also plentiful. Greywacke sandstone and Lias were also noted.

 Bartindale Farm, near North Burton. Fifty yards east of house. Basalt, 4ft.×3 ft.×3ft.

 Grindale-on-the-Wolds. Many boulders occur in this neighbourhood, and a pavement has been made of them at Field Spring. Basalts are the most common.

 Dimlington. One dolerite, Eycott Hill ; one gabbro, Carrock Fell.

 F'erriby Common, near Hull. Chalky gravel exposed in small pit on Humber side contains a small percentage of foreign rocks, including rhomb-porphyry, basalt, Carboniferous Limestone, &c.

 Thornton Dale, Vale of Picketing. In the railway cutting (though the beds are mapped as glacial), east of the station, no foreign rocks seen; all local oolite.


Rported by JOHN CARLTON.

 Skiddaw, Cumberland. On the left of the pathway from Keswick to the top of Skiddaxv, about 30 yards above the second hut, 1450 feet above Keswick, glacial striae were observed on the solid slate from ,vhich the turf had recently been removed. The direction of the striae was W.S.W.


Reported by PAUL DAVIS and J. W. STATHER.

 Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire. Three large clay-pits near the railvay station show boulder-clay 30 to 40 feet thick. Many hundreds of boulders of the usual east Yorkshire types but of smaller average size. Among those noted were rhomb-porphyry, syenite, Cheviot porphyrites, greywacke sandstone, hypersthene dolorite (Eycott Hill), grey, black, pink, and green-coated flints.


Reported by F. F. WALTON, F.G.S.

Hornsea. Volcanic breccia (4 in. X 3 in. × 3 in.) identical with boulders found in stream at Dunmail Raise, Cumberland. Armboth dyke, quartz felsite (4 in. × 3 in. × 3 in.)

 Greyvacke sandstone from the fol!oving places :-


Reported by W. WOOD.

 tiull. Pebbles of Cheviot porphyrite, chalk, Lias, and Carboniferous Limestone (striated), obtained at a depth of 50 feet, Scott Street, Hull.




Barton-on-Humber. Quarry in glacial gravels, half mile vest of the town. Gravel consists mainly of local chalk and flint, but foreign rocks also occur as follows:- 2 coarse conglomerates 18 inches in diameter ; 1 glaciated basalt 8 inches in diameter ; 1 Cheviot porphyrite 12 inches in diameter. Amongst the smaller foreign pebbles, Cheviot porphyrites are the most common, but Magnesian Limestone (Roker type), greywackes, basalts, Carboniferous limestone, and Lias also occurred.


Reportedby E. MAUL COLE, M.A., F.G.S.

Driffield. In the Highfield quarry. Rhomb-porphyry.


Reported by G. W. B. MACTURK.

 Bluestone Bottoms, near Little Weighton. In this vold valley, at an elevation of 25o0ft. above O.D., numbers of drift pebbles occur, Cheviot porphyrites being especially abundant.



Wawne, near Hull.  Pebbles of augite syenite, rhomb-porphyry, basalt, greywacke, Cheviot porphyrite, black flint and pink flint.



 Easington (beach), Holderness. Shap Granite, 8 in. × 8 in. × 8 in.

 Meaux, near Hull Quartzite 3° inches in diameter. Pebbles of rhomb-porphyry, Cheviot porphyrite, Carboniferous sandstone, and Lias.

 Robin Hoodd's Bay, &c. With regard to this locality Mr Sheppard vrites as follows :-


 A few years ago Mr. H. B. Muff, B. Sc., F.G.S., and the writer placed on record particulars of a collection of boulders made at Robin Hood's Bay, the sources of some of whch could not at that time be ascertained. Since then Mr. Muff's appointment on the Geological Survey has brought him into contact with Scottish Geology and Scottish Geologists. To two of these latter (Messrs. B. N. Peach, F.R.S., &c., and E. H. Cunningham-Craig, B.A., F.G.S.), he has submitted several of the Robin Hood's Bay boulders. These gentlemen have identified some undoubted Perthshire rocks amongst the specimens, particulars of which are given below. It is interesting to note that they were principally obtained from the Upper Boulder Clay, which yields such a large proportion of Cheviot rocks.

 It should perhaps here be mentioned that Mr. Muff draws attention to the fact that the Ochil and Pentlands andesites and porphyrites are as like the Cheviot rocks that, as a group, the Cheviot rocks cannot be identified from them. It is also pointed out that the red jaspar so commonly met with on the East coast is from the Radiolarian Chert beds of the Southern Uplands. Remains of Radiolaria can often be detected with a lens. The " Haggis Rock," a fine example of which was obtained on our recent excursion to Aldbrough, is also from the north edge of the Southern Uplands. A rock from Lanarkshire (North side of the Southern Upland Watershed) has also been identified in Yorkshire ; and it is probable that many of the coarse dolerites and diabases found in East Yorkshire have come from Scotch Midland Carboniferous Sills.

Mr. Muff has kindly presented the specimens to the Htfll Museum, where they can be referred to at any time.

 Particulars of boulders identified by Messrs. B. N. Peach and E. H. Cunningham-Craig :--

Reported by. W. STATHER, F.G.S.

 Burstwick, Holderness. Foyaite (Brdgger) Koelle. 5 in. × 4 in. × 4 in.

 Dimlington, Holderness. Zircon syenite. 2 small boulders. Angermanland granite, Join. × 5 in. × 5 in. Coal measure shale, with many anthracosia, 6 in. × 4 in. × 2 in. Pebble of Chalk with plate of Marsupites ornatus attached.

Middleton-on-the-Wolds. In a gravel and sand-pit at west end of the village, O.D., occurs gravel consisting chiefly of waterworn chalk and flint pebbles, with a small percentage of foreign pebbles, including rhomb-porphyry, coarse red granite, basalts, ganister and grits, many Cheviot porphyrites, Lias (ammonite).

 Out Newton, Holderness Coast. Shap Granite, 3 ft. × 2 ft. x 2 ft.

 Wykeham, Vale of Pikering. In a sand-pit behind the Down Arms Hotel. A flint cast of Ananchytes ovatus.


Reported by F. F. WALTON, F.G.S.

 Aldbrough, Holderness. Haggis rock.

Hayburn Wyke. Haggis Rock.

 Hornsea, Holderness. Rhomb porphyry with amygdules. Shap Granite, 18 in. × 12 in. × m. Shap Granite, 8 in. × 5 in. × 3 in. Bedded volcanic ash, probably Barrodale series. Lower Silurian conglomerates, greywackes (Queensbury grits), &c.


AUGUST, 1903.


Reported by W. CHADWICK.

Thirkle Bridge, Holderness. Dolerite, 36 in. x 31 in. × 32 in. Situated quarter of a mile south of the bridge.


Reported by W. H. CROFTS.

Hornsea. Millstone Grit, 12 in. × 9 in. ×8 in.


Reported by P. F. KENDALL, F.G.S.

 Burstwiek. Five or six boulders of the Trachytic rocks of S.E. Scotland.


 Reported by G. W. B. MACTURK.

 Little Weighten. Chalky dry valley deposit near Dannatt's Chalk quarry, 300 feet above sea level, containing pebbles of basalt, quartzite, and sandstone.

 Newbald. Basalt, 54 in. ×36 in. × 24 in. Situated on the roadside between Bushey Hill and Little Wood Plantation, about two and a half miles east of Newbald, 37 feet above sea level. Probably removed from the adjacent field.


Reported by THOS. SHEPPARD, F.G.S.

Brough. In the boulder report for the year 1899 a record was made of a large boulder of Augite Syenite at the Mill Hill gravel quarry, Brough. This boulder has been transferred to the Hull Museum.

 Kelsey Hill. Carboniferous Limestone, 57 in. x 41 in. × 29 in. Found during excavation, 15 feet below the surface. This boulder is now at the Hull Museum.

 Aldbrough. A large mammoth tooth weighing 8 lbs.

 Sand-le-Mere, Holderness. Small mammoth tooth, found on the beach.


Reporled by J. W. STATHER, F.G.S.

 Hornsea. Small boulder of Keuper Marl, showing pseudomorphs of crystals of common salt.


Reported by F. F. WALTON, F.G.S.

 Hornsea. Coarse Red Granite, 42 in, × 3° in. x 24 in. Augen Gneiss, 24 in. x 24 in. x 20 in.. Dalbeatte Granite, 12 in × 6 in.× 5 in.


AUGUST, i904.


Reported by G. W. B. MACTURK.

 Raywell, near Hull. In connection with the making of the new reservoir at Raywell an interesting section has been exposed, consisting of boulder clay 10 feet thick, resting on chalk 230 feet O.D. The boulder clay appears to be in two divisions, a red upper clay and a blue or lead-coloured lower clay. Among the erratics the following were recognised :--Carboniferous Limestone, ganister, porphrite, greywacke, basalt, &c.

 South Cave. In the field adjoining the railway, 300 yards east of the railway station. Carboniferous Limestone, Lower Lias, soft yellow sandstone, ganister, &c.


Reported by THOS. SttEPPARD, F.G.S.

 Kilnsea, near Spurn. Two mammoth teeth.



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