This case study has been written to help explain the guidance provided in TIN111. It illustrates the management of fossil collecting from disused quarries. The Wrens Nest is located in an urban area in Dudley in the West Midlands. The 34 ha site comprises many former limestone quarries (the last of which ceased operating in 1924) with significant rock exposures of the Silurian Much Wenlock Limestone Formation containing an extremely diverse marine fossil fauna and associated sedimentological and structural features.
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