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Thursday, 12 January 2017

Fossil hunting at Wren's Nest, Dudley

Second year Geography students recently visited Wren's Nest, Dudley, as part of their 'Earth Science' module.
Arriving at Wren's Nest
Wren's Nest contains superb exposures of rocks from the middle Silurian period. This provides great opportunities for fossil hunting!
On the hunt for some lovely fossils
Learning to identify fossils
We found a range of interesting fossils, including this fabulous trilobite!
A rather nice trilobite

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