Cold Ash Quarry facts for kids
|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
View towards Cold Ash Quarry
|Area of Search||Berkshire|
|Area||0.4 hectares (0.99 acres)|
|Location map||Magic Map|
The quarry is unique in Britain for the collection of fossil plants and insects which occur in a layer of silt and clay within the Reading Beds. The fossils date to about 60 million years ago. The fossil flora consists of well-preserved angiosperm leaves, in some of these fossils there is evidence of the activity of contemporary leaf-miner insects. This is the only location in Britain at which fossil leaf-miner activity have been discovered.
The site is private land with no public access.
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