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Brymbo Fossil Forest Online Gallery

Take a look at our online gallery which features a series of photographs of fossils from the fossil forest at Brymbo.

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Brymbo fossil forest – On loan from Parkhill Estates Ltd. (Brymbo Development) Bark from unidentified tree - Brymbo, Wrexham, Carboniferous Carboniferous cones - Brymbo, Wrexham, Carboniferous 'Lepidodendron' roots with hairs - Brymbo, Wrexham, Carboniferous Branching 'Lepidodendron' - Brymbo, Wrexham, Carboniferous 'Calamites' stems - Brymbo, Wrexham, Carboniferous Tree bark with branch attachment nodes - Brymbo, Wrexham, Carboniferous Fossils from Brymbo Fossil Forest. 'Courtesy of Parkhill Estates Ltd. (Brymbo Development)' Bark - Brymbo, Wrexham, Carboniferous. 'Lepidodendron' produced very little wood.  Most of the structural support came from a thick bark-like region. Ferns - Brymbo, Wrexham, Carboniferous. Ferns are common at Brymbo. Usually both a part and counterpart is found. The part is the surface that the fern would have originally settled on. The counterpart usually has carbon on it, from the original plant. Cones - Brymbo, Wrexham, Carboniferous. Some 'Lepidodendron' species reproduced only once towards the end of their life. They reproduced using spores not seeds. The spores were developed in cones at the end of the branches. Concretions - Brymbo, Wrexham, Carboniferous. Concretions, or nodules, are common in Carboniferous rocks. The examples from Brymbo are ironstone nodules, which frequently have animal or plants inside them. The fossil is in the centre of the nodule. The nodule formed around the fossil outwards, when the mineral siderite (FeCO°3) was precipitated out of solution in response to chemical changes. Fossil plants from Brymbo - Brymbo, Wrexham, Carboniferous. This is a selection of plants from Brymbo. These have not yet been identified by experts. Some of the specimens here represent new species. 'Lepidodendron' - Brymbo, Wrexham, Carboniferous. On loan from Parkhill Estates Ltd. (Brymbo Development). Leaves are rarely found attached to the bark. They leave a distinctive pattern, like that seen here. 'Calamites' stem - Brymbo, Wrexham, Carboniferous. 'Calamites' stems were hollow, much like modern bamboo, so the sediment filled the empty hole rapidly. The 'Calamites' at Brymbo, like this one, are frequently ‘crumpled’ in on themselves.