Monday, 30 January 2012

Possible structure excavated

This is an image of my first contact with the possible structure

The gravel bed is very thin and not constant like the dig on the opposite bank.

I did at first think it was a sandstone boulder crushed and split by geological pressures from above, but then found limestone included in the line of stone going into the clay bank.

It does appear to have maybe collapsed to this angle.

I have informed certain professional organisations of this excavation, and hope to get some feed back soon, i am worried about any damage that could be done due to flooding.

This could well be some geological phenomena i have not seen before, but it looks very much like it was built.

The line of stone does dissipate but still unmistakeably runs straight and deep into the lower clay deposit that sits above the gravel bed.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Jurassic fossil slabs and fossil wood from the Stainton gravel beds

1 - Jurassic lime stone slabs containing mainly Gryphaea.



The flat underside of the oblong slab shown at the end of the tool is i think a Genicularia vertibralis. 4


6 Unknown layer maybe silica ?

What i believe to be more fossil wood that had been exposed to heat. 7



10- Unknown indentations in silt or mudstone.


 12- Unknown heavy piece this fractured perfectly while i was giving it a rub.



 15- I think this is volcanic tuff the colour is mainly violet.



 18 - This piece is made up mainly of rugose coral i think with the odd crynoid stem.
 19 - Graphite

20- Very light and shiny coal ?
More can be viewed regarding the Stainton gravel beds by clicking the link below.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Horse Radius

This horse radius was dug from similar deposits as at Stainton about 2 miles north east.

The radius has been washed and dried nothing else as with all the bone found in these deposits.

Note the colour and shine and lack of damage by the elements, butchery, or animals, as with most of the bone excavated in this area.


I dug this from deep within the gravel bed above Stainton beck.

Its a horse upper molar

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Maltby clay Deposits

Ive now cleared the gravel bed, and have noticed it is interrupted by a stoneless deposit, it can be seen to the right of the spade handle.

There is the same intrusion by the same type of deposit in the gravel bed a km east at Stainton beck.

This image does not exaggerate the colours if anything it does not do them justice.

This is a close up of the deposit that intrudes the gravel bed, there is another separate blue layer above then the dry hard packed friable red brown loamy clay that lays above everything in this area.

Close up of the gravel bed with the dark red clay below, i now am sure this gravel bed is part of what i have now named the Stainton gravel beds.

Close up of the intruding sand deposit.

The intruding deposit can be seen to the right of the spade handle.

The lower thin clay layers look like there painted with gloss, the image really doesn't do them justice.

More can be viewed regarding the Stainton gravel beds by clicking the link below

The Stainton gravel beds

The link below shows the locations of  known Stainton gravel bed deposits.

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