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Caption: Harboro' [Harborough] pit, Brassington. Derbyshire, August 2nd 1914.
Description: These deposits of brightly coloured sands and clays in various shades of red and yellow with white are found in large irregular hollows in the Carboniferous Limestone occurring between Hartington and Brassington in a N.W. to S.E. direction. These hollows which are sometimes 100 yards across are thought to be swallow holes filled in with fine clay and clean sand with white and red quartzite pebbles. Their age is uncertain - they are evidently preglacial and some go so far as to consider them of Bunter age. The materials have the character of a broken up Kinder Scout Grit and the sands and pebbles agree with the Bunter Beds. The clay obtained here is used by the Derby Porcelain works. [Caption of two photos combined as form continuous text].
Copyright statement: NERC
Additional information: From the Geologists' Association Carreck Archive. The Reader Geological Photographs. Long excursions 1914. Part 2.
Orientation: Landscape
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Categories: Special collections/ Geologists' Association 'Carreck Archive'/ T W Reader geological photographs, long excursions 1914. Part 2  


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