Sunday, 8 January 2012

Maltby beck deposits

This is were i first noticed the deposits.

After scraping away the stuff shrouding the deposits, i could make out that i had the same sequence of deposits as at Stainton beck about a km to the east.

There seems to be at least 7 different layers in this excavation and as at Stainton the gravel bed is rich in fossils.
The gravel bed can be seen above the spade handle with the red-brown deposit above as at Stainton.

This red-orange deposit was a surprise Ive not come across it before, at least not in this state.This pic shows the sequence of deposits including a thin layer of blue clay below the red orange deposit.