Geology Site Account
Northey Island foreshore , NORTHEY ISLAND , Maldon District, TL874059, General geological site
Site name: Northey Island foreshore
Grid reference: TL 874 059 (approx)
Brief description of site:
London Clay fossils can be found on the foreshore at low tide. Stems of the fossil crinoid (sea lily) Isselicrinus subbasaltiformis occur in abundance (George & Vincent 1976).
The island can only be reached at low tide by a causeway from the mainland. The island itself is a National Trust reserve (accessible with a permit in advance) but fossils can be freely collected from the foreshore at low tide.
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Reference: George & Vincent 1976 (p. 27)
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