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Standing fossil trees found in an opencast coal-face near Swansea in the 1830s.

Two Late Carboniferous trees found standing in an opencast coal-face at Nant Llech near Swansea. This is from an original drawing recording their discovery in the 1830s by William Logan, the first Director of the Geological Survey of Canada. They are now at Swansea Museum.

Credit: from Ager (1993).