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Arrow ARCHIVE: Cutacre Opencast Revisited - April 2009 - 19-04-2009, 23:00

Called in this morning and met two keen amateur geologists, although their knowledge was certainly not amateur! Showed me the best areas to look for fossil nodules and described the processes which led to their deposition.
It was red hot and a circling buzzard gave the place an eerie feel


One of the old Wharton Hall Colliery shafts was exposed, it's brick lining had shelled off, the interesting bit was the side inset tunnel into the Brassey seam



Ochrey water was coming up the shaft out of old workings



Ventilation sheeting used to course the air round the workings, known as brattish sheeting



Terex wagon



Fossil shark egg case



Neuropteris fern



Fossil seeds with hairs visible



A carbonicola mussel preserved unusually in an upright position



Nice haul of calamites roots



Best calamites section



Shale with small carbonicola mussels within it and two separated ones



Section of mussel bed, the mussels are the brownish bits



Coal Not Dole

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