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At Abbey Wood in london sediments from the Blackheath beds, Yperian, Eocene, part of the Paleogene period are exposed in a park. The area is protected, but under conditions fossil collecting is allowed. Sieving is necessary. Use a 0.5 cm sieve.
The Abbey Wood Shell Bed is very rich in shells and other fossils. Freshwater and marine species are found because the sediments were deposited in a tidal area. For conditions for collecting see: http://www.bexley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3912 You best join an organised excursion organised by the Tertiary Research Group because fresh material is being exposed. See: http://www.trg.org/
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Abbey Wood is located in the east of London, in the city part Bexley, south of the Thames river. The site is located in Abbey Wood park.Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this locality.
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