Saturday, 20 May 2017
I've now identified this piece as Jasper , the closest recorded occurrence I can find is in East Yorkshire , to the south of us with the Cleveland hills being a natural barrier from glacial transportation . As I've stated before I believe all of the well preserved mineral pieces ive found in the Stainton gravel beds , were added by man !
Friday, 19 May 2017
I believe I have found the first fossils in the Mercia mudstone of Ancient Cleveland North East England . I have recently collected several ripple and bed samples from the river Leven , and after cleaning Ime sure there are fossils in the samples .
The image above shows what I believe to be the fossil remains of a Triassic life form to the bottom left of the two reduction spots , the image zooms quite well .