Nature 15, 78-78 (23 November 1876) | doi:10.1038/015078b0

The Age of the Rocks of Charnwood Forest



I SEE that in Mr. Woodward’s “Geology of England and Wales,” recently published, the rocks of Charnwood Forest, in Leicestershire, are (with some hesitation) referred to the “Laurentian” series, Prof. Ansted and Dr. Holl being quoted as authorities. The reviewer in the recent number of the Saturday Review adopts the same opinion; at the same time it is proper to add that Mr. Woodward states in another place (p. 31) that the Charnwood Forest rocks “may be of Cambrian age,” so that the reader is left to take his choice.