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august 2012
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august 2012

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Location description

In an old quarry near Newhey, sandstonelayers, coal and shale from the Pennsylvanian, Carboniferous period is exposed. Vearious plant fossils can be found. Best collecting is at the scree slopes. The sandstone dos not contain fossils, the softer layers do. Concretions can also contain fossils.

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Newhey is located in Lancashire, in the northwest of England, east of Rochdale. The quarry is located northeast of Newhey. The entrance of the quarry is at Bradley street.

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Various plantfossils (Calamites is common, Stigmaria), bivalves, trace fossils of fish and worms. Prints of insects are rare.

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Other locations in the area

Museum: Bolton Museum
Museum: Manchester Museum
Society: Craven and Pendle Geological Society: The Rainhall Centre
Society: Manchester Geological Association: University of Manchester


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