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  1. 1. Lathkill Dale Fieldtrip Geology Presentation – 23.11.10
  2. 2. Group and Roles •Cheryl Bennett – Note Taker and Fossil researcher. •Deb Royle – Photographer, Presenter and Rock researcher. •Michelle Townsend - Photographer and History writer. •Katy Dixon – Note Taker and PowerPoint designer. •Kelly Marie Farnsworth – Photographer and Summary writer.
  3. 3. Introduction Location • Lies 5km South of Bakewell. • Part of the Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve. History • Traced back to early Carboniferous period. • Approximately 340 million years ago. Landscape • At first would have been underwater with only peaks visible. • Changed again during Pleistocene period (2 million years ago)
  4. 4. Past and Present 19?? 2010
  5. 5. Lathkill Dale Map
  6. 6. Entrance •Limestone bridge over river. •Fossils have been revealed due to the wear of visitors shoes on the stone. •Area was once a limestone mill featuring a large water wheel.
  7. 7. Site One  Limestone rock on side of path.  Visible bedding planes dipping to the north.  Saturated with water allowing plans and fauna to grow.
  8. 8. Site Two  Mining hole – would have been mined for iron and lead.  Mining in Lathkill Dale has taken place since the bronze age.  The Hole would have been a way of draining the mine for ore. This method was called sough.
  9. 9. Site Three •Building is limestone as are the pilers used to carry water over the valley to power the water wheel. •Legal obligation to protect the area. •A popular potholing site.
  10. 10. Site Four  Jacobs Ladder fossil area included; Giganta Productus, Brachiopods and sea lilies.  Storm activity lead brachiopods to stack up together.  Limestone was quarried by hammering in large pins, so as to split evenly. • Picture of Brachiopods to be inserted. • Picture of limestone pin holes to be inserted.
  11. 11. Site Four Continued  Picture of sea lilies to be inserted. •Sea lilies had a stalk and tentacles, when these died they lay on the sea bed and were imprinted into the fossils we see today. • Sea lilies picture to be inserted here.
  12. 12. Conclusion Geology Geomorphology Impacts of Tourism Industrial Archaeology Biogeography
  13. 13. Thanks for watching!