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Fossil fish scales, Goyt Valley. These fossils were found by Elizabeth Dale, a geologist and botanist who was born in Warrington at the end of the 19th century and lived in Buxton during her school years. She was the author of 'The Scenery and Geology of the Peak District' and went on to be a research worker at the Cambridge Botanical Laboratory, working mainly in plant pathology, and published at least 12 scientific papers. She also collected one of the Lepidodendron fossils displayed here (16.84) from the Goyt Valley coal measures.
- Description: height 10 mm; length 95 mm; width 50 mm; weight 0.07 kg
- Who collected it? Dale, Elizabeth (collector)
- Credits: E Dale collection.
- Rights: Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (part of Derbyshire County Council)