Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Geological survey

1:50 000 scale superficial deposits description: Till, Devensian - Diamicton. Superficial Deposits formed up to 2 million years ago in the Quaternary Period. Local environment previously dominated by ice age conditions.

Setting: ice age conditions. These rocks were formed in cold periods with Ice Age glaciers scouring the landscape and depositing moraines of till with outwash sand and gravel deposits from seasonal and post glacial melt waters.

Above is the latest British geological survey explanation as to what is beneath us here in the south west area of Cleveland.


Monday, 23 July 2012

Leven bank deposits

This large excavation on the banks of the river leven just north west of leven bank, seems to show the same red alluvial deposit as at Stainton and all other locations i have excavated at various sites in the south west area of Cleveland, north east England.

The houses in the above image are to the south west edge of ingalby barwick.

Sand intrusion in the red clay.

Another sand intrusion of witch there are many.

Close up of the clay

I am not sure what the project is yet maybe a bridge, but the superficial deposits are in my mind certainly not boulder clay.

This image shows what i believe to be Triassic mudstone amongst the red clay, as it is found 3.5 miles south east at Stainton as well as at all other locations Ive excavated , in the south west area of Cleveland.

The southern entrance to the excavation.

Fossill slabs

1 - Stainton gravel bed fossils
2- The piece above i believe could be trace fossils of stromatolites.
3- The rest apeare to be Jurassic slabs containing mainly Gryphaea.
7- The piece above is strange it i first thought was a worn ammonite, but ime not so sure now, and the fact its made up of other fossils has me puzzled.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The magnetic rocks and bones of south west Cleveland

1- Jet black mineral as yet unidentified it is attracted to none rare earth magnets, resistant to very high temperatures.
2 Video of a visit to a section of Cleveland dyke in Teesdale. Sorry for the quality of the video's but the conditions were not great.

4 - Cobble worked from the Cleveland dyke at Stainton quarry, the none rare earth magnet sticks to the Basaltic andesite quite easily.

5- Large piece of whin stone not far from Stainton quarry, again the none rare earth magnet sticks easily.
6- As yet unidentified piece
7- Left over stone at the Stainton quarry site, all of the rocks easily attracted none rare earth magnets.
.8 - Excavated rock from the The Stainton gravel beds  Ime sure its Whinstone but am not sure what has caused the indentations, but whenever i come across whinstone with these marks, it has a very strong attraction to none rare earth magnets

9- 11  This piece is strange, Excavated from  The Stainton gravel beds



12 Excavated from  The Stainton gravel beds




16- These curb stones run along the Boothem area of Central York, all i tested were attracted to the rare earth magnet shown, i did not have a none rare earth magnet with me, but would gamble one would easily stick,as ime sure these stones originated from one of the quarry's in The south west area of Cleveland.

17 - 18 show an experiment i carried out, please click the link for more info and images Magnetic horse bone 

19 Another experiment.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Human tibia shaft

This image shows a human tibia shaft still in the a Stainton gravel beds.

The tibia shaft above has been reported to Tees archaeology who can no longer help as they have had there funding suspended by Middlesbrough council.
It was excavated from the Stainton gravel beds, and i believe it is human. Ive also been to the police, and Dorman museum the police could not help and ime still awaiting a response from dorman museum middlesbrough.   I now know this to be a human tibia shaft there are updated posts.
The image above shows a human tibia shaft excavated from a more famous site, that was taken a lot more seriously than my finds!

Please remember the piece of bone in the first two images was excavated over 2 metres into packed and previously undisturbed deposits ive been informed are proberbly 20,000 years +
Sorry forgot to update this old post, the tibia shaft is indeed Human it was identified by an anthropologist on behalf of Cleveland police