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James Blackwood

Fossilised Fern

Description:
Much of Ayrshire's industrial heritage is based on the coal seams that lie under a large part of the area.  Ayrshire's coal is made up of the remains of ancient forests - around 300 million years old, and the presence in the past of so many mines locally mean that fossil specimens were commonly collected.  Blackwood also collected his specimens from further afield, this one coming from the Upper Coal Measures of Radstock (Somerset).
Dimensions:
113 x 105mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
PL3
Digital Number:
EANH010n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council