Picture Gallery 4a: Silurian images

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All images are from the author's collection unless otherwise indicated.


The Netherside Gorge - Grass Wood area

Left: the first encounter with a stack of large Silurian erratics (N1) at the entry to the Netherside Gorge. June 2, 2012

Right: close up of one of the erratics showing laminated structure, June 2, 2012

Left: second encounter with Silurian eratics (N21) half buried in boulder clay in the river bank along with other glacial boulders and cobbles. They appear to be undergoing exhumation as the main flow of the river encroaches on the bank. June 10, 2012

Right: a large boulder of Silurian origin (G1) lies perched on the limestone bedrock. The sheer size of this example, perhaps with a weight of a ton or more, has preserved it in position leading to rounding by weathering and flood waters over a considerable period of time. June 26, 2012

Left: SiIurian G2: the odd flat-looking rock reported by Edward Whitaker in mid-June stands out in the river bank amongst well-rounded cobbles. This specimen has probably been dislodged from the bank in recent floods. June 24 2012

Right: close up of Silurian G2. June 24 2012

Left: SiIurian G3: emerging from the river bank after heavy floods of weekend July 6-7: scale stick 0.5m. July 15, 2012

Silurian G5. July 15 2012

Left: SiIurian G6: a number of large Silurian boulders can be seen embedded in the footpath through Grass Wood near the river bank. July 15, 2012

Right: Silurian G7. July 26, 2012

Left: SiIurian G8: the. July 26, 2012.

Right: Silurian G9. June 26 2012

The White Nook Bridge area

Left: Silurian W13, built into the footings of a dry-stone wall end adjacent to White Nook Bridge, appears to be a dark-grey laminated micaceous siltstone of the Horton Formation September 26, 2012

Right: General overview, White Nook Bridge is in the smaller circle and the larger circle encompasses most of the Silurians of this section. March 30, 2013

Left: Silurian W1 on September 26, 2012, click on image for larger alternative view of M1 as seen on August 29, 2004

 

Right: Silurian W2 September 26, 1012

Left: Silurian W3 September 26, 1012

 

Right: Silurian W4 September 26, 1012

Left: Silurian W5 September 26, 1012

 

Right: Silurian W6 September 26, 1012

Left: Silurian W7 September 26, 1012

 

Right: Silurian W8 September 26, 1012

Left: Silurian W10 March 30, 2013

 

Right: Silurians W11 and W12: Click on image for location March 30, 2013

Left: Silurian W14, built into barn wall

 

Right: Silurians W15, built into barn wall

Left: Silurian W16 in base of wall adjacent to barn

 

Right: Location of Silurians W14, W15, W16. W16 is under the wall, bottom left of picture.. Several other probable Silurians are built into the structure of White Nook Lathe

Left: Silurian W2004 photographed on August 28, 2004. This specimen is no longer present, presumably taken away on a major flood.

 

The Linton Falls area

Left: Silurian LF1 seen in the wall near Linton Falls, June 17, 2012

Right: Silurian LF1 is located at the right hand side of this wall section. Several other wallstones are of a similar nature and have yet to be fully investigated, June 17, 2012

The Kirk Bank area

Left: Overview: the Silurians in this section can be found in the wall across the foreground of the picture, March 30, 2013

Right: Silurian K1 May 20, 2012

Left: Silurian K2, May 20, 2012

Right: Silurian K3, May 20, 2012

Left: Silurian K4, May 20, 2012

Right: Silurian K6, February 1, 2013

Left: Silurian K7, February 1, 2013

Right: Silurian K8, February 1, 2013

Left: Silurian K8, February 1, 2013

Right: A large Silurian-looking wallstone in the centre of the picture is in fact a sandstone cobble containing a number of small bivalve fossils., February 1, 2013

The Anglers' Layby area

 

 

 

Left: overview of the "Anglers Layby", March 30, 2013

Left: Silurian A1, January 14, 2013

Right: Silurian A2, January 14, 2013

Left: Silurian A3 , January 14, 2013

Right: Silurian A4, January 14, 2013

Left: Silurian A5, January 14, 2013

Right: SIlurian A6 , January 14, 2013

Left: Silurian A7, January 14, 2013

Right: Silurian A8, January 14, 2013

The Threshfield area

 

 

 

Left: the green lane leading down to Ghaistrills House and Threshfield Rugby Club examined for Silurians, December 26, 2012

Left: Silurian TR1

Right: Silurian TR2

Left: Silurian TR3

Right: Silurian TR4

Left: Silurian TR4 location


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