SO9392 : Geology group studying the limestone, Wren's Nest

taken 4 years ago, near to Coseley, Dudley, Great Britain

Geology group studying the limestone, Wren's Nest
Geology group studying the limestone, Wren's Nest
Wren's Nest is a popular destination for geological societies because of the limestone outcrops in the former quarries surrounding the ridge. Here, the group is studying the fossils in the layer known as the Lower Quarried Limestone Member. To the right, the overlying (younger) Nodular Limestone Member can be seen, characterised by alternating limestone and sandstone deposits. The strata dip by about 60 degrees to the east on this side of the hill. On the western side, they dip in the opposite direction, demonstrating that Wren's Nest is an anticline, i.e. a fold structure with the oldest rock exposures at the centre.
Geology of Wren's Nest, Dudley :: SO9391
See this Geograph article LinkExternal link about the geological history and limestone mining at Wren's Nest.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 25 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Park and Public Gardens  People, Events  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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Geological Feature 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9379 9221 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.6635N 2:5.5780W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9380 9221
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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