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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie F,S,A,

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 915
 Date Entered 19/02/2016
 Updated on 19/02/2016
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geological Record
 Record Type Geological HER
 SWAAG Site Name 
 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 18/02/2016
 Location Gunnerside Gill, High Scar
 Civil Parish Melbecks
 Brit. National Grid SD 953 994
 Altitude 520m
 Geology Talus below sheer cliff formed by the Main Limestone
 Record Name Two different fossil coral species found in Carboniferous Limestones of Visean to Namurian Age
 Record Description Lonsdaleia floriformis and Syringopora geniculata, two fossil coral species which form large colonies in the hard limestones which form the highest Scars in Swaledale. Best to look for these fossils in the river and stream bed gravels. The cliffs and mine hush gulley walls where they occur in situ are dangerous places.
 Geographical area 
 Scientific Name 
 Common / Notable Species 
 Tree and / or Stem Girth 
 Tree: Position / Form / Status 
 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes 
 Image 1 ID 6673         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Lonsdaleia floriformis on small limestone fragment in scree
 Image 2 ID 6674         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Lonsdaleia floriformis detail.
 Image 3 ID 6675         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description Syringopora geniculata
 Image 4 ID 6676         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Syringopora geniculata
 Image 5 ID 6677         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Syringopora geniculata
 Image 6 ID 6678         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description High Scar, one of the finest high limestone scars in Swaledale. The exposed face of the Main Limestone and extensive actively forming scree or talus slope below.
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