Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Triassic mineral lined insect tubes, possibly Caddis fly?

I have now looked closely at two segments of this material i excavated from Mercia mudstone at Stainsby beck Thornaby on Tees. ( As reported in earlier posts.)

I have found at least four separate mineral lined tubes with what look like carefully placed side pieces.

These could as far as i know the only fossil material ever found in the Mercia mudstone in this area. 
The mineral lined half tubes can be seen in the centre of the image above, and just below left.
One of the tubes is lined with clear crystals.


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Please feel free to correct me on any part of my blog, i would also welcome any help that can be offered in correctly identifying some of my fossil finds All the best to all Heath.