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1892 - Grindon, Leo H - Lancashire (4)

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Date 1892
Author Grindon, Leo H
Title Lancashire: Brief Historical and Descriptive Notes
Mentions Robin Hood Mine (Swinton)
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Site of Robin Hood Mine, Swinton.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-02-26. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-02-25.

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The organic remains found in the coal strata rival those of the mountain limestone both in abundance and exquisite lineaments. In some parts there are incalculable quantities of relics of fossil fishes, scales of fishes, and shells resembling mussels. The glory of these wonderful subterranean museums consists, however, in the infinite numbers and the inexpressible beauty of the impressions of fern-leaves, and of fragments of the stems — well known under the names of calamites, sigillaria, and lepidodendra — of the great plants which in the pre-Adamite times composed the woods and groves. In some of the mines — the Robin Hood, for instance, at Clifton, five miles from Manchester — the roof declares, in its flattened sculptures, the ancient existence hereabouts of a vast forest of these plants.[1]

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IRHB's brackets. The author's full name is Leopold Hartley Grindon.[2]

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