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Students go underground to unearth mine geology
1:00pm Monday 28th April 2014 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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