Oak Farm Quarry, Himley

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This picture taken in 2010 is dedicated to Augusto Zacarias (15) who sadly died there in August 2012, while on holiday from Portugal. RIP

Augusto Zacarias confia no Senhor.

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pedrocut on May 23, 2010

The site is geologically located within the Carboniferous Upper Coal Measures overlying the Middle Coal Measures. The clay extracted within these Upper Coal Measures is Etruria Marl which is of limited incidence and can only be readily found in the West Midlands areas. Within the Baggeridge company the Etruria Marl is very important for the products manufactured at the Sedgley brickworks, as the clay is famous for its use in producing the Staffordshire blue brick.

The Oak Farm quarry clay extraction operations are typically conducted for a period of 6-8 weeks per year during the drier summer weather.

For anyone interested in the Planning Permission needed and details for the Quarry see here

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  • Uploaded on May 23, 2010
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 900Ti
    • Taken on 2010/04/30 09:50:01
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 7.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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