A simple record of the geology and the fossils, mineralized bone, bone and stone tools, and minerals excavated from it, and any other item that helps record the history and pre history of the deep beck valleys of the south west area of Cleveland,in the north east of England .
Sunday, 8 January 2012
Maltby beck deposits
This is were i first noticed the deposits.
After scraping away the stuff shrouding the deposits, i could make out that i had the same sequence of deposits as at Stainton beck about a km to the east.
There seems to be at least 7 different layers in this excavation and as at Stainton the gravel bed is rich in fossils.
The gravel bed can be seen above the spade handle with the red-brown deposit above as at Stainton.
This red-orange deposit was a surprise Ive not come across it before, at least not in this state.This pic shows the sequence of deposits including a thin layer of blue clay below the red orange deposit.