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Specimen: Bivalve Buried Alive by Volcanic Ash
Age: Middle Hope Volcanics, Carboniferous
Location: Weston-Super-Mare, UK
Size (picture scale cube=1cm): 60 x 52 x 32mm (2.36 x 2.05 x 1.26 inches)
The Black Rock Limestone represents the remains of a peaceful, coral limestone platform, where colonial syringopora and solitary zaphrentoid and caninioid corals, choenitid brachiopods, and crinoids made their home ~ 350 million years ago in a warm, shallow sea
Volcanic Ash preserved the fossils in these rocks by covering the life forms caught by the ash as it fell to earth. These thick, dense beds can be seen around Swallow Cliff and Middle Hope. Pillow lavas (from an underwater volcano) are exposed on the foreshore at Swallow Cliff.
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