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FOSSILISED SEA BED WITH FOSSIL SHELLS (SMALL PIECE) - 55 million years old - Thurrock, Essex

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FOSSIL SEA BED

Part of an ancient sea floor
with fossil shells

55 million years old

Oldhaven Sandstone
M25 motorway cutting, Aveley, Essex
 
These fossil shells represent the sea floor from the end of the Palaeocene period, the geological period immediately following the extinction of the dinosaurs, when part of Essex and Kent was covered with a shallow, sub-tropical sea. 

Over millions of years these shells became cemented into a sandstone belonging to the Oldhaven Beds (part of the Harwich Formation).  These shell seams have yielded at least 60 species of fossils, including numerous sharks teeth. 

This specimen was collected in 1979 during construction of the M25 motorway. 

 
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Size: 7.5 x 5 x 4.5 centimetres
Weight: 230 grams


PRICE: £16.00
FOSSILISED SEA BED WITH FOSSIL SHELLS (SMALL PIECE)  -  55 million years old  - Thurrock, Essex
FOSSILISED SEA BED WITH FOSSIL SHELLS (SMALL PIECE)  -  55 million years old  - Thurrock, Essex FOSSILISED SEA BED WITH FOSSIL SHELLS (SMALL PIECE)  -  55 million years old  - Thurrock, Essex FOSSILISED SEA BED WITH FOSSIL SHELLS (SMALL PIECE)  -  55 million years old  - Thurrock, Essex FOSSILISED SEA BED WITH FOSSIL SHELLS (SMALL PIECE)  -  55 million years old  - Thurrock, Essex