On the edge of a Massive Massif

On the edge of a Massive Massif

I have lived in south-west France for 8 years, while completing several British university degrees, mostly around earth sciences and environmental studies – hence my semi-professional and unreservedly enthusiastic geological interest. Castres is famously ‘rugby country’ (at least amongst us aficionados); otherwise, these last ramparts of the Massif Central are little known, even by the … Continue reading


Christmas gift idea!

Back in 2009, the cover of Geoscientist carried an image scanned from a fragment of Paesina Stone from Tuscany – a silty limestone formed during the Cretaceous Period and marked with a fine network of cracks through which groundwater has diffused, bringing colourful oxides of various minerals.  This stunning image had been created by Richard … Continue reading