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Viewing website implies consent to set cookies on your computer. Full details Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Archaeology Group
Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 986
 Date Entered 01/04/2017
 Updated on 01/04/2017
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geological Record
 Record Type Geomorphology
 Site Access Private
 Record Date 31/03/2017
 Location Thwaite Beck
 Civil Parish Scargill
 Brit. National Grid NZ 03067 11154
 Altitude 263m
 Geology Isolated earth fast erratic boulder.
 Record Name Thwaite Beck. Stone Close House Pastures. Glacial erratic of unidentified volcanic rock,
 Record Description This far travelled volcanic erratic is a rock type foreign to the Pennines of as yet unidentified volcanic origin. This dense slab of rock has been carried by the Stainmore Glacier from its distant source. This rock may be of the Eycott Hill Lava series located on the fringes of the Lake District or possibly of an igneous rock type from the Galloway Hills. The surfaces of this very dense rock is pock marked with numerous cavities, see detail photo below. These cavities may have been gas-filled cavities in the lava or alternately the cavities may have been formed where softer inclusions have weathered out.
 Dimensions 1.0m*0.9m*0.6m deep approximately
 Additional Notes This record will be updated when the rock type and source is identified.
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 Image 2 ID 7260         Click image to enlarge
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 Image 3 ID 7262         Click image to enlarge
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