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.
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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Photo taken in Kingswinford, West Midlands, UK
Misplaced? Suggest new location