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EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkWe are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday 11am-4pm. We are also open on Wednesdays 10am-4pm.
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Geology Site Account


Osea Island foreshore, OSEA ISLAND , Maldon District, TL917058, General geological site

 
 
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Site name: Osea Island foreshore

Grid reference: TL 917 058 (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 great abundance (George & Vincent 1976).

The island can only be reached at low tide by a causeway from the mainland. The island is private property but fossils can be collected from the foreshore at low tide.

A late Neolithic – early Bronze Age assemblage of flints has been found on the foreshore here at TL 904 066 (Vincent & George 1984).

 

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Reference: George & Vincent 1976 (p. 27), Vincent & George 1984, Saward 2015.

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