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GSL Library Event - Gold Rush! A geological time-travelling treasure hunt

27 July 2018
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Event type:
Evening Meeting
Organised by:
1. Geological Society Events, The Geological Society Library
The Geological Society (Burlington House)
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The Geological Society Library is delighted to present our next event

Gold Rush! A geological time-travelling treasure hunt

The year is 1911. The Fellowship of the Geological Society has made the difficult decision to finally give away the collections of fossils, rocks and minerals that make up its Museum.  However the last Curator has other ideas: he has saved one precious item and hidden it somewhere in the building.

Earlier this year the GSL Archivist uncovered his secret treasure map. There’s just one problem – he has encrypted the clues using the geological timescale.

Most of the main geological periods were defined by 1879. Join us to learn about the people involved, explore our historic building, solve clues and win the Curator’s gold!


Tickets cost £12 and can be booked online via Eventbrite. Suitable for ages 8+.

The treasure hunt should take up to an hour and a half to complete.  Tea, coffee and light drinks will be available.

Please select one of the start times below to proceed to the Eventbrite bookings page.


Alternatively call 020 7432 0999 to book by phone. Booking is essential as space is limited.

Please note this is an interactive treasure hunt event which involves moving around a Grade II* listed historic building including up and down stairs.

This event will be photographed for use on our social media platforms and on our website.

Please note that bookings are administered by an external site (see Eventbrite's Privacy Notice).

Geolsoc Contact

The Geological Society Library

The Geological Society Library
Burlington House

Tel: 02074320999