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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 589
 Date Entered 30/07/2012
 Updated on 04/08/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geological Record
 Record Type Geological HER
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 29/07/2012
 Location Bowes Moor. Sleightholme Beck.Dry Gill Pasture.
 Civil Parish Not known
 Brit. National Grid NY 929 090
 Altitude 400m
 Geology Namurian Strata. The Little Limestone exposed in Sleightholme Beck and forming small waterfalls.
 Record Name Sleightholme Beck. Dry Gill Pasture. The Little Limestone exposed in the stream.
 Record Description The Forest of Stainmoor is a glaciated plain with incutting streams. The rocks are sandstones, mudstones, shales and occasional thin beds of limestone all of Namurian Age and the vegetation is generally acidic moorland except where the limestone outcrops or where calcareous flushes form at springs when the groundwater flowing through the limestone is calcareous. Dry Gill Pasture is an island of fertility in a sea of heather moorland. A very large tufa deposit has formed close to the Shooting Hut. This deposit is of considerable interest providing an opportunity to study past climatic environments. At least three different soil layers, representing dry climatic zones being visible in the section. These soil layers are seperated by tufa deposits representing wetter climatic zones, see photos.
 Additional Notes The Little Limestone is the first of several thin limestones above the Main Limestone and is at the same horizon as the Richmond Cherts on Stainmore.
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