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Cumbria GeoConservation is the new name for Cumbria RIGS (Regionally Important Geological Sites) Group a voluntary geological conservation group working to record and look after important geological sites and has the responsibility to identify new RIGS sites in Cumbria, monitor and review existing sites, and develop an awareness of the educational value of earth science field locations not only for essential teaching, but for recreational and research purposes. There are some 280 recorded sites logged with local authorities and Cumbria County Council. A Steering Group, comprising members of local geological societies and the main environmental bodies in Cumbria, oversee the working of the group. New members are always welcome. Contact us by sending an email through the Heritage Photo Archive and we will pass it on.)

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Keywords:RIGS, conservation, conservation, cumbria, fossils, geoconservation, geology, lake District, minerals, regionally important geological sites, rocks

Flow-brecciated lava at High Rigg

Flow-brecciated lava at High Rigg

Columnar jointing at Torver Beck

Columnar jointing at Torver Beck

Brockram channel at Belah Scar

Brockram channel at Belah Scar

Settlebeck Quarry, nr Sedbergh

Settlebeck Quarry, nr Sedbergh

Solitary Coral at Far Arnside

Solitary Coral at Far Arnside