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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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We are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday between 11am and 4pm. We are also usually open on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm.

Spring recording Record your Robin Record Common Frog Rana temporaria
Record Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum Record Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva
Record Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
Record Spring Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes
Record cuckoo bee Melecta albifrons

Geology Site Account


Elsenham Quarry , ELSENHAM, Uttlesford District, TL553268, General geological site

 
 
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Site name: Elsenham Quarry

Grid reference: TL 553 268

Brief description of site:

London Clay is sometimes exposed at the base of this working gravel quarry overlain by Red Crag, Chillesford Sand, Kesgrave Sands and Gravels (mostly sands), and chalky till. This is the only inland exposure of Red Crag (including the basal nodule bed). The Red Crag here does not contain fossils as they have been dissolved by percolating ground water. Access to the quarry is only available with permission from the quarry operators.



Essex Field Club/Essex Rock and Mineral Society visit to Elsenham Quarry. Photo: G. Lucy

 

Calcite crystals in a septarian nodule at Elsenham Quarry
Calcite crystals in a septarian nodule at Elsenham Quarry
Cross bedding in the Chillesford Sands at Elsenham Quarry
Cross bedding in the Chillesford Sands at Elsenham Quarry
Examine the Red Crag nodule bed at Elsenham Quarry
Examine the Red Crag nodule bed at Elsenham Quarry

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Reference: Mathers and Zalasiewicz 1988 (p.267 & 272)

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