SO9391 : Fossil trench, Wren's Nest

taken 5 years ago, near to Dudley, Great Britain

Fossil trench, Wren's Nest
Fossil trench, Wren's Nest
The fossil trench is an old quarry in the Upper Quarried Limestone Member of the Much Wenlock Limestone Formation. The slope to the left is scree made up of debris from the quarrying operation. It overlays the Nodular Limestone Member, which wasn't quarried because of its higher sandstone content. There are many fossil fragments to be found in the scree at this location, and picking a few for keeping is encouraged as long as no hammers are used.
Geology of Wren's Nest, Dudley
See this Geograph article 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  Quarrying, Mining  Park and Public Gardens 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9349 9183 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.4583N 2:5.8428W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9351 9187
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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