SO9392 : Limestone quarry, Wren's Nest

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

Limestone quarry, Wren's Nest
Limestone quarry, Wren's Nest
This ravine is a trench created by quarrying limestone from the Lower Quarried Limestone Member at Wren's Nest. To the left lies the (younger) Nodular Limestone Member, which wasn't quarried as it contains too much sandstone and would therefore have needed additional processing before it could be used in the iron smelting industry. These Silurian limestones were deposited while the area was in a shallow, tropical shelf sea. On the right lies the (older) Coalbrookdale Formation, a mudstone sediment deposited while this area was in deeper water in which shelly creatures couldn't live.
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  Paths  Quarrying, Mining  Park and Public Gardens  Woodland, Forest 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9381 9216 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.6365N 2:5.5602W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9379 9220
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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