Students go underground to unearth mine geology

Chemistry and Science students pictured during their Ecton Hill trip.

Chemistry and Science students pictured during their Ecton Hill trip.

First published in News

CHEMISTRY and Science students from Crewe went underground to unearth a fountain of knowledge at a Derbyshire mine.

The South Cheshire College group spent a day at Ecton Hill collecting various samples to study in more depth back in the science laboratory.

Ecton Ecton Hill, near Hartington in the Derbyshire Peak District, is a historic mining area of the UK and is now a valuable educational resource.

The whole area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and provides outstanding opportunities for the study of minerals and geological structure.

Neil Hewitt, Chemistry Lecturer at South Cheshire College, said: “The students thoroughly enjoyed the Ecton Hill experience which was a fantastic opportunity for them to take their chemistry skills out of the college laboratory and use them in the field.

“Seeing and using their chemistry in context has given them a taste of chemistry in action and in the workplace.

“They then analysed the samples back at the field centre with great success, using the knowledge gained from their college courses.”

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