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 .
Saturday, 21 September 2013
Geology of south west Cleveland
1 - The Stainton gravel bed is outlined in black, with the Alluvium above.
2 - The strange brightly coloured clays partly uncovered.
3 - The grey organic layer that sits above the gravel bed and below the alluvium.
4 - Mercia mudstone amongst the brightly coloured hard clay deposits.
5 - The grey organic layer is outlined in black, with the gravel bed below, the start of the maroon clay is marked by the trowel.
6 The maroon clay deposit that sits beneath the gravel bed at all locations is outlined in black.
7 - Top - red clay deposit then blue clay deposit then maroon clay deposit.
8 - The blue clay deposit is outlined in black, with the red deposit above and maroon deposit below.
9 - When I first discovered these deposits a few years ago I was amazed by there almost animated appearance, I still am !
11 - The approximate position of the Stainton gravel bed at this location, with the alluvium above.
13- I believe the thin brightly coloured hard clays must have some relation to the Mercia mudstone deposits.