Here’s a quick group shot of the party before we entered the quarry. I’ve plenty more photos to show everyone as soon as I can.
Again our group of individuals set of from various parts of the country driving through some heavy persistent rain. With the mind set at (you’re going to get wet on arrival) we all safely arrived at the agreed meeting point.
Where upon arrival we met the husband and quarry owner of our contact Katy Bickerton. He gave us a brief description of the surrounding area about what to expect and where to go…a very nice chap who couldn’t be more helpful.
Katy arrived not long after us around 10.15am we had a discussion about the dos and don’ts and the all-important Health and Safety matters. After that we pretty much had free reign of the quarry where Katy left us to our own devices.
With the all-important trust instilled between both parties we made our way down through an under pass which I think was called from memory (Gorge Tunnel) into the quarry itself.
I forgot to mention the weather was quite sunny after an hour of being there which really bought the best out of everyone and making another fantastic field trip.
We shall most defiantly be back next year.
Here are some scenic photos and some of the fossils semi prepped and in situ that I collected ….don’t forget to add yours when you can.Ive I.D. them the best I can.
p.s. Thank you Andrew from Shropshire for helping us get our eyes trained into those Trilobites.
Here is a half-prepped trilobite found by “one of our eagled eyed SDGS members “it may be an Acaste downingiae or Acastocephala macrops but until it’s cleaned it we won’t be absolutely sure.
And here some other Trilobites found by the same person that are also a work in progress.
Here’s some more photos kindly sent in from another SDGS member who attended the day.