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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 819
 Date Entered 27/07/2014
 Updated on 15/09/2014
 Recorded by Doug Waugh
 Category Geological Record
 Record Type Miscellaneous
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 24/07/2014
 Location Grinton Moor above Grovebeck Gill oppposite the end of the Earthworks.
 Civil Parish Grinton
 Brit. National Grid SE 04136 97352
 Altitude 321mtrs
 Record Name Fossil remains on rock.
 Record Description Fossilised marks on stone. The fossil has not been identifed and remains a mystery. Can anyone throw any light on this? To find the stone leave the Grinton to Redmire road at SE 044974 on the track to Grovebeck Gill and High Harker Hill and proceed on the track for approx 400 strides (280 metres). At this point to the North of the track, about 7.5 metres away, is a large (80cm x 80cm) stone, number 1 of 4 in a rough line (3mtrs, 1mtr and 2.5mtrs apart).
 Dimensions 21.8cms x 43cms maximum.
 Image 1 ID 5620         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Photograph of complete image. The length of the main portion is 218mm while the breadth towards the rounded end is 30mm and 43mm before the bend, the diffrence being due to a shallow, triangular area.
 Image 2 ID 5621         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Photograph of the point where the fossil bends.
 Image 3 ID 5622         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Photograph showing the rounded end of the fossil
 Image 4 ID 5552         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Photograph to illustrate the cellular structure of the fossil.
 Image 5 ID 5818         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description This picture shows the view from the track of the complex area of stones to the North and the stone with the fossil is on the right, the medium sized stone just before the large one, about half-way up the picture.
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