These very good pics were taken by Andy cooper a geologist from tvriggs who has helped me a lot along with Alan, the two lads visited the site with me and although i had doubts about the group early doors i was totally won over by there professionalism and friendly approach, i am totally gob smacked about the level of Andy's commitment to discovering more about the geology of this area, the man deserves a medal!
Isolated layer below
preserved organic layer underneath the Stainton gravel beds.
I have recently collected and sieved a sample of the organic material pictured below and found a lot of what look to be hazelnuts and other unknown seeds, the hazelnuts are intact yet hollow.
Close up of a section of the Stainton gravel beds, with organic material between the two fine gravel layers, for some as yet unknown reason at least a third of these smaller gravels are highly magnetic, i am going to collect samples from deeper into the gravels for the tvrigs group to make a deeper petrographic analysis of the magnetic meterial.
One layer below my tea cup, and probably at least another two above the Stainton gravel beds pictured above.
|Close up of two separate layers|