Fossil Fern

Fossil Fern- West Cumbria
Fossil Fern- West Cumbria

Beautiful Fern Fossil found by a supporter of Radiation Free Lakeland on
the coast in the Whitehaven area. These fossils are from the Westphalian
stage, in the Carboniferous period and are around 300
million years old. The fossil fern bed is one of the best in the uk, and
there could be other exposures of it in west Cumbria. Looking on the
geological map, the rock where the fossils are covers a large area of West
Cumbria. We should be looking after and preserving them rather than
planning to smash them up in order to make a vast mine in order to dump nuclear
wastes.

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/kids-only/earth-space/fossil-hunting/
http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/geodiversity/englands/counties/area_ID7.aspx

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