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Fossils are found all the time in york stone quarries. Some are known as calamites and consist of stems of large trees. Most of the fossils found consist of some type of tree or foliage.
The fossils are found in sedimentary yorkshire sandstone used for flagstones and solid ashlar stone used for walling stone, fossils also appear near the top of the york stone quarry where the stone is more like a limestone (see picture 2 and 3).
Below are some pictures of the fossils, if anyone can name these fossils found in the quarry please leave a comment below.