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On the Isle of Sheppey, London clay deposits from the Yperian, Eocene, part of the Paleogene period are exposed. The clay was formed in sea in a warm climate and is very fossiliferous. Due to the closeness of land during deposition, plant fossils can be found as well.
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The Isle of Sheppey is located in the southeast of England in Kent. The London Clay is exposed on the foreshore between Minster on Sea and Warden. From Warden walk to the northwest, or from Minster on Sea to the southeast.Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this locality.
Fossil wood and plant seeds (pyritized), negatives of bivalves and gastropods, burrows of crabs, crabs, lobsters, fish and reptile remains, shark teeth, ray teeth, nautilus, remains of small mammals and birds (rare), insects.
An impressive number of species is known from this location. See also: www.sheppeyfossils.com
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Museum: Maidstone Museum
Museum: Natural History Museum Colchester
Society: Kent Geologists Group: United Reformed Church
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