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Caption: Genus: wood with goniatites attached; Taxon: Plants: Undifferentiated; Locality: Manchester. [*]. Microscope slide from the Sir Joseph D. Hooker Collection, BGS.
Description: This slide shows fossil driftwood from the coal measures of Manchester. Attached to the top right of the fossil wood are cross-sections through sea creatures called nautoloids. Age: Carboniferous Period, 310 million years old.
Additional information: From Collection E: Slides cut by William Hill Darker . Mr. Darker, of No. 9, Paradise Street, Lambeth was specialist microscopic slide maker, active in the 1830s to 1850s. Much of the material relates to English coalfield and is connected to Binney suggesting dates from the late 1830s to early 1840s for the material. Other slides represent London Clay material and specimens from the Caribbean. Slides from the English coal measures by Joseph Hooker in 1846.
Orientation: Portrait
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Collection ID number: Palaeosaurus ID: PF 7534


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