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Last weekend on Saturday 18th June 2011, I was part of a team which walked 36 miles over the six highest summits in Shropshire to raise money for the local search and rescue team known as the Severn Area Rescue Association, Wyre Forest Station. Along the gruelling journey we passed over some astounding geological formations. [...]
Here Graham Worton, the Keeper of Geology at Dudley Museums and Art Gallery, shows us one of the last pieces of coal to be mined in the Black Country. It was brought to the surface in March 1968 from a depth of 2160 feet below the surface and represents the end of Black Country mining.