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Apedale Furnace Quarry, Apedale
SJ 822 485
Good exposure of the Cannel Row Coal with fossils to be found in the mudstones above the coal seam.
Birchenwood Quarry, Kidsgrove
SJ 855 542
One of the few large exposures of typical Coal Measure rock sequences.
Bradwell Wood Quarry, Newcastle-under-Lyme
SJ 843 504
Exposure of the Etruria Formation mudstones used in the local brick and tile industry.
Butterton Church Quarry, Whitmore
SJ 833 419
A prime example of the effects of an igneous dyke (Darwin's Dyke) intruding into sandstone.
Heighley Lane Quarry, Madeley
SJ 773 469
Example of typical Lower Triassic rock facies.
Job's Wood Quarry, Silverdale
SJ 823 460
Best local exposure of Hanchurch Sandstone in the Newcastle Formation.
Kent Hill Quarry, Audley Rural
SJ 789 509
Represents a very rare example of an adit-worked conglomerate quarry.
Madeley Heath Tileries, (Ridgehill Clay Pit), Madeley
SJ 788 452
Example of a large quarry exposing Etruria Formation mudstones topped by siltstones of the Newcastle Formation.
Miry Quarry, Apedale
SJ 812 494
Rare exposure of the significant time-boundary indicator bed - the Vanderbeckei Marine Band.
Mount Pleasant Quarries, (East), Kidsgrove
SJ 851 565
Example of Millstone Grit showing large fault structures with baryte mineral veins.
Mow Cop Folly Quarries, Kidsgrove
SJ 857 573
Impressive ridge outcrop of Millstone Grit.
Quarry Bank Quarry, Keele
SJ 807 461
The prime exposure of the red Keele Sandstone.
Red Hill Rifle Range, Maer
SJ 786 397
Examples of Triassic braided river plain and aeolian dunefield sedimentary structures.
Source: SGAP. Note that these sites do not indicate public access - landowners' permission must be sought.
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