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  Abbey Wood
  Great Britain

august 2012
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august 2012

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Location description

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.

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Bivalves and gastropods (freshwater and marine), shark teeth, fish remains. Mammal bones and remains of reptiles like crocodile and turtle are rare.

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Other locations in the area

Museum: Home of Charles Darwin (Down House)
Museum: Maidstone Museum
Museum: Natural History Museum
Society: East Herts Geology Club: Ware Museum
Society: Hertfordshire Geological Society: Verulamium Museum
Society: Kent Geologists Group: United Reformed Church
Society: Sussex Mineral and Lapidary Society: Redwood Centre


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