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Posted: 30/11/2009 22:24:42
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I've poked around nenthead and there were ammonites associated with the lead mineralisation, as well as drift coal...where I went.

Changine the subject a tiny bit, I suppose you could call recent mineralised replacement of bone by chemical agents a form of fossilisation. I gather one of the first blokes down a shaft on Tresavean found a dog skull that had been replaced, I recall it being pyrite.....not sure though.

I think bone turquoise is another form. I keep meaning to do some trial runs with artificial solutions......

Anyway, back on topic!
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Posted: 01/12/2009 18:51:20
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there is a nice fossilised tree stump in the wall at Stanhop churchyard. dont remember where it came from....a coal pit.

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Posted: 01/12/2009 23:43:07
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I think the Stanhope tree stump came from one of the quarries above Stanhope on the road to Edmondbyres IP: 92.28.31.204
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Posted: 02/12/2009 00:16:39
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minerat wrote:

there is a nice fossilised tree stump in the wall at Stanhop churchyard. dont remember where it came from....a coal pit.


Is this the tree you mean on the link below?


[web link]
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Posted: 02/12/2009 00:18:23
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Ty Gwyn wrote:

Dean,
Ask your Father ,if these Tree`s when they fell out of the roof,were round like a Basin above,with a very thin layer of coal around them?
We called them Pan`s or Basin`s in the Mines in South Wales,


Ty, yes thats exactly how he ised to describe them.
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Posted: 02/12/2009 08:55:08
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Dean Allison wrote:


Is this the tree you mean on the link below?



Here it is now for comparison, we see it often on the way up to Nenthead.

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Posted: 10/12/2009 18:51:26
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Just came across this.

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The Ichthyosaur pictured there apparently came from Carlin How ironstone mine.
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Posted: 10/12/2009 23:46:34
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hi
I have found bones in may in old polish 2008 mine Ichthyosaurus Platypterygius campylodon. I have transferred remains for Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences. Research last in mine currently. Description of discovery and it is on part photo in Geological Review http://www.pgi.gov.pl/images/stories/przeglad/pg_2009_08_13.pdf
http://www.pgi.gov.pl/pgi_en/index.php?Itemid=1
link http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/2415/58636608.jpg

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Posted: 11/12/2009 15:33:10
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Southeast wall of Arroyo del Cobre. Minas de Pedro copper mines are near the top of the picture in the ledge of light-colored sandstone which is about 400 feet above the floor of the canyon. Numerous fossilized leaves occur in the roof-shales of these mines, and John S. Newberry probably collected fossils from them in 1859.


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Posted: 24/02/2010 09:33:01
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Dean Allison wrote:

Ty Gwyn wrote:

Dean,
Ask your Father ,if these Tree`s when they fell out of the roof,were round like a Basin above,with a very thin layer of coal around them?
We called them Pan`s or Basin`s in the Mines in South Wales,


Ty, yes thats exactly how he ised to describe them.


Your dad's confirmed this is one Dean. A big problem where he worked, causing many injuries when they fell out of the roof. He says that in Northumberland they were called "caterinarses". I'll let people do their own speculation as to the origin of that!

I didn't measure it, but must be a good 12 inches across and 6 inches deep. So a weighty bit of stone to fall on your head or back.



You can just make out a very thin layer of coal on the vertical face.




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Posted: 24/02/2010 10:17:31
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Thats quite a small one,
On average in South Wales,they were around 2ft diameter and from 12-15ins deep,but the biggest i came across was over 4ft across.
Once when turning a new stall,in the first Tophole we fired down,showed a complete tree trunk,from the coal up into the roof,it was like one of them pillars on a Greek building.
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Posted: 25/02/2010 00:03:12
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There is a fossilised treetrunk near to the path of the old Bixlade tramroad in the Forest of Dean. It's located to the rear of the Cannop Stoneworks at SO610108.

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Posted: 04/03/2010 21:16:14
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yea it is...nice old foto

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Posted: 04/03/2010 21:18:27
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there is a quarry in the Macclesfield/Congleton area which has produced really nice fossils...eg.sections of palm tree trunk and leaves.

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Posted: 04/03/2010 21:36:44
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Found these 2 fossil tree trunks in Newtongrange, they are not on general display but are in the large exhibits area in the former Workshops.


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OOOOPS forgot link Blush

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Posted: 04/03/2010 21:37:57
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Aye he was impressed by your photo Rik. He has no idea where that word came from though, I expect its a Northumbrian thing! IP: 90.203.50.151
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Posted: 10/03/2010 20:08:23
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There's some fantastic corals in the walls of the level at Hollywell mine in Frosterley - think its called Frosterley marble - but absolutely superb exposure of it - well worth a look (watch out for the the angry landowner though...!)

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