Extreme Gardening IV

Crinoid Fragments

Time to catch up on some blogging. For a start, I’ll go back to March 12, when myself and a group of volunteers from GeoConservation Staffordshire restored the exposure of the Milldale Limestone at Sparrowlee Cutting on the Hamps and Manifold Geotrail.


Before geoconservation
Before geoconservation
After geoconservation
After geoconservation

The restored cutting revealed a small thrust fault (climbing upwards to the right from the rucksack – above) and a localised pocket of crinoid debris (below) in the Milldale Limestone that probably haven’t seen the light of day since the Manifold Valley Railway was active in the in 1920s.

Crinoid Fragments
Crinoid Fragments
Location Map
Sparrowlee cutting, stop 28.