Monday 9 March 2015

Permian Fossils in the Co. Durham Marl Slate

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1870 - For ten quid, some priceless reptile fossils were purchased, and also a Coelacanth, from Middridge Quarry, Co. Durham

Scientific Opinion, Volume 3 

A description of the marl slate found in Co. Durham, England, by Reverend Sedgwick, published in Transactions of the Geological Society of London, 1835 -

The above from this article -
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Later in his paper, Rev. Sedgwick relates details of mineralisation and Fossils -

This from Transactions, Volume 6, 1864, Tyneside Naturalists' Field Club, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 

Synopsis of the Newcastle Museum, George Townshend Fox, 1827

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Unrelated to this post, below is an example of
eclectic science esoterica 

Silicon tetrachloride & tetrabromide luminescence in 1873
Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, Volume 1

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