Site M1 (N 24 04' 58.2" E 53 26' 07.6")
is what remains of Jebel Mimiyah itself. Known to the NHM/Yale team as "Twin Peaks", this jebel has been bull-dozed for road building material. Parts of it are unsafe but fluvial sediments of the Baynunah river are beautifully exposed.
Site MQ (N 24 02' 18.6" E 53 27' 45.4")
was a shallow quarry on the south side of the road that could not be found in 1995 and had probably been filled. In the 1998 we believe that we had relocated this site - although it had changed dramatically. A track near to the Vegetable Canning factory at Mirfa (there are no signs of vegetables being grown in the area) leads southwards through a "village" comprising shacks and numerous small enclosures containing chicken, sheep and goats. Passing through this place and breasting a slight incline reveals an area that suggests it to have been a training ground for bull-dozer drivers. To the west of this area lies what we believe to be the remnants of site MQ now partly filled with rubbish and windblown sand. Many "hillocks" here suggest exposure of Miocene; in fact they were constructed by bull-dozers. Other "cuts" and hillocks are genuine Miocene exposures and a few bone fragments were found in 1998.
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