Thursday, 23 June 2011

Staintons unknown geology

The excavation above measures about 1.5 by 2 metres.

This image shows two separate unknown clay deposits, I have recently visited the site with Andy cooper a local geologist who has informed me he believes the deposit is probably alluvial i am waiting for his full report on the sites, and will post any new information as i get it.
There is also a separate seems of red clay running through the blue deposit..

.  There is an identical deposit a kilometre away at Maltby beck, about the same depth in relation to the surrounding land as the exposed layers at Stainton beck.

The blue layer is at least 3 metres deep and sits on top of an older deposit, . The beck is currently cutting through the older red deposit,  and looks to have been doing so for a very long time