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  • Five well-contrasted types of scenery in Derbyshire are clearly traceable to as many varieties of rock; the bleak dry uplands of the north and east, with deep-cut ravines and swift clear streams, are due to the great mass of Mountain Limestone; round the limestone boundary are the valleys with soft outlines in the Pendleside Shales; these are succeeded by the rugged moorlands, covered with heather and peat, which are due to the Millstone Grit series; eastward lies the Derbyshire Coalfield with its gently moulded grasscovered hills; southward is the more level tract of red Triassic rocks.
  • Next in upward sequence is a thick mass of sandstones, grits and shales - the Millstone Grit series.
  • A small patch of Millstone Grit and Limestone occurs in the south of the county about Melbourne and Ticknall.
  • The Coal Measures repose upon the Millstone Grit; the largest area of these rocks lies on the east, where they are conterminous with the coalfields of Yorkshire and Nottingham.
  • Good sandstone is obtained from the Millstone Grit at Stancliffe, Tansley and Whatstandwell.

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