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Purfleet foreshore Chalk outcrop, PURFLEET, Thurrock District, TQ5493178340, Potential Local Geological Site

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A small outcrop of Upper Chalk can be seen at low tide on the foreshore at Purfleet just a few hundred metres north-west of the Royal Hotel. This is the oldest rock exposed on the Essex coast. The Chalk contains numerous flints and occasional fossils. Additionally, at very low Spring tides, the feather edge of a Neolithic Submerged forest can be seen resting on the underlying Chalk (see also 'Purfleet Submerged Forest' to the west of the Mardyke River).


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Reference: George 2014

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