Nature 15, 470-470 (29 March 1877) | doi:10.1038/015470a0

The Rocks of Charnwood Forest



SOME letters appeared in NATURE a few months ago upon the rocks of Charnwood Forest. In one of them it was suggested that the syenitic bosses of Markfield and Groby might be more ancient than the surrounding slates and grits. Some of your readers may therefore be interested in learning that we have now ascertained from unquestionable evidence in two places that the syenite is intrusive in these rocks, and, as we believe, in some of the highest and latest rocks of the series. We reserve the details of the sections and localities for a paper which we hope shortly to communicate to the Geological Society.