Ice age britain and climate change

Graham Worton the current curator and Keeper of Geology at Dudley Museum & Art Gallery tells us how the advance and retreat of ice has caused the Black Country to rebound and how the Stour Valley would once have been home to hippos and lions.

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Stabilizing the mine entrance to the Seven Sisters

Graham Worton the current curator and Keeper of Geology at Dudley Museum & Art Gallery tells us about recent engineering work undertaken in the summer of 2010 to stabalise the Seven Sisters mine entrance and why this work was needed.

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Murchison’s view

Graham Worton, the Keeper of Geology at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, introduces us to “Murchison’s View”.  Murchison’s View is located at the southern tip of the Wrens Nest National Nature Reserve (NNR) which is to the north east of Dudley Town Centre, West Midlands.

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Looking after your fossil collection

Graham Worton, the Keeper of Geology at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, talks about how to look after your fossil collection because each specimen is unique and can’t be replaced. He explains what information to keep with specimens and how to store them correctly.

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How to store your fossil collection

Graham Worton the current curator and Keeper of Geology at Dudley Museum & Art Gallery tells us how to store your geological collection correctly so that information is not forgotten and collections don’t deteriorate.

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Protecting your pyrite collection

Graham Worton the current curator and Keeper of Geology at Dudley Museum & Art Gallery tells us about how ‘pyrite cancer’ can destroy the pyrite specimens within collections unless the correct methods are used to preserve them.

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The Seven Sisters mines and the Black Country miners

Graham Worton the current curator and Keeper of Geology at Dudley Museum & Art Gallery tells us about the Seven Sisters mine at the Wrens Nest, Dudley and how the mined rock was used to build structures such as Dudley Castle. Graham also explains the life of a miner and the methods the miners would have [...]

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The Seven Sisters mine, Wrens Nest, Dudley

Graham Worton the current curator and Keeper of Geology at Dudley Museum & Art Gallery tells us about the Seven Sisters mine at the Wrens Nest, Dudley which are a Scheduled Ancient Monument. He explains how the limestone mined at this mine was used and how it was transported using the canal system.

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The last Black Country coal

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.

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The importance of microfossils

Graham Worton, the Keeper of Geology at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, explains why tiny fossils known as microfossils are so important in dating rocks and economic resources.

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