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Shales More Tufa Springs, STAPLEFORD TAWNEY, Epping Forest District, TQ499985, Potential Local Geological Site

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Site name: Shales More Tufa Springs

Grid reference: TQ 499985

Brief description of site:

Active tufa springs at the junction of London Clay and overlying Anglian till. Calcium salts in solution (derived from dissolved chalk in the till) are precipitated on small twigs as a covering of calcareous tufa.

The woodland of Shales More is a Local Wildlife Site.

 

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Reference: Dines & Edmunds 1925 (pages 29 & 30), Pentecost 1993 (page 34).

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