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The Riches Beneath Us

Posted October 1, 2016 12:00 am by admin under event Exhibition Featured Local History

‘The Riches Beneath Us: The Black Country’s Amazing Rocks’ highlights objects from the collection which have a local connection and show how the former collieries and limestone quarries in particular contributed to the assembly of an astounding group of fossils.

1 October 2016 - 6 April 2017

GL4045_P_6This fascinating, permanent display highlights local fossils and rocks left to the city in 1911 by Scottish geologist Doctor John Fraser. You can find out how former collieries and limestone quarries contributed to the assembly of an astounding group of fossils. See a beautiful, fossilised leaf which fell from a prehistoric tree more than 300 million years ago and a 165-million-year-old tooth from one of the Jurassic world’s most vicious predators the Plesiosaur.

The Black Country is currently seeking international recognition by becoming part of the global Geopark Network for world-class special landscapes where these amazing rocks and fossils have been found. For more information about the Black Country Geopark go to www.blackcountrygeopark.org.uk

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Mount Pleasant
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV14 7LU