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Introduction to Thorpeness

Thorpeness Fossils and Fossil Collecting
Your Suffolk Geological Guide and Geology Info

This is a new fossil yielding location, only recently exposed. During scouring conditions, Coralline Crag exposed below beach level yields hard blocks full of shells, echinoids, bryozoans and corals.


Thorpeness - Suffolk
Last updated: [01/11/07]  last visited 2007
Neogene
Written by Alister and Alison Cruickshanks

(Thorpeness Cliffs) - 2007

Location Information

Fossils at Thorpeness can only be found after storms and scouring conditions when the crags below beach level are exposed.

(Suitable for Children)

This location is suitable for children, although finds are not common.

Easy to find and park, and a very short walk.

Cliffs, Foreshore

Fossils can be found on the foreshore, although derived fossils can be found in the glacial cliffs.

ACCESS
RIGHTS
There are 'NO' restrictions to this location

Please follow our national fossil collecting code

A UK Fossils & Discovering Fossils initiative (c) 2006

Other Locations similar to Thorpeness

For collecting Bryozoans, nearby Ramsholt is ideal along with Hopes Nose in Devon, you can also find Bryozoans from Aberlady in Scotland.



! IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTES !

Common sense should be used when collecting at all locations. Tide times should be noted, with collecting being carried out on a retreating tide if possible.


Stone Tumblers are used for tumbling and polishing rough rock, stones and pebbles including those found on the beach and glass.

Whilst collecting fossils, on those days where you come back empty handed, you could collect rocks, stones and glass from the beach and tumble then at home.

These are all high quality machines to give a professional finish to your samples. The tumblers can be used with a variety of grits, most commonly Silicon Carbide Grit and Cerium Oxide. We have a wide range of rough rocks for sale too.

Microfossils are much easier to collect because they are so small that the vast majority of collections only concentrate on large finds. These small finds can simply be found by taking small samples of sands, crags, clays and soft rocks and examining them under a microscope.

We have a wide range of microscopes for sale, both for the study of fossils, but also educational and professional for use in the laboratory. We have Stereo microscopes, Compound Microscopes, Polarising Microscopes and Monocular Microscopes.


We have thousands of Test Sieves for Particle Analysis.

Endecotts Sieves: For accurate dependable results you can't buy a better test sieve than Endecotts. At every stage of manufacture each test sieve is individually inspected.

High Precision Tecan manufactures precision apertures as small as 3 microns for a wide array of applications such as filtering, sieving and nozzles. Its high-performance, ASTM/ISO compliant test sieves satisfy the most demanding fine particle grading requirements.

 



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