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 .
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Stainton Quarry ( magnetic Whinstone)
This structure was built to mark the entrance to the old quarry, it has been transformed over the last 10 years into a very attractive nature reserve.
Most of the structure appears to be sand stone, but the stone in this image is a piece of the mined whinstone ( Basaltic Andesite) as with all the Whinstone boulders and cobbles and smaller pieces that remain in the quarry plantation, it attracts a magnet note the green, red, and pink magnets stuck to the stone.