The Early Cretaceous in West Norfolk

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The early Cretaceous in West Norfolk.

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Welcome back to our second field excursion of summer 2019! This trip will be exploring several fascinating sites in West Norfolk under the expert guidance of Tim Holt Wilson, Julian Andrews and Peter Riches.

The sites are as follows:

• George’s Pit, Middleton – a geological SSSI (Blackborough End) with Leziate Beds (Sandringham Formation) below Carstone; featured in GSN Bulletin no.66.

• Mintlyn Quarry, Leziate – type site of the Leziate Beds of the Sandringham Formation.

• St Lawrence’s Church, Castle Rising – use of enigmatic ‘silver carr’ Pleistocene silcrete in the walls.

• Dersingham Bog – a NNR and SSSI with periglaciated scarp landform and bog area with notable iron-pan sediments; featured in GSN Bulletins no. 62 & 67.

• Snettisham Common Pit – a County Geodiversity Site with Sandringham Formation below Dersingham Formation; interesting micro-tectonic structures.

• Lodge Hill, Snettisham – scarp landform with panoramic views and a small Carstone quarry.

We will meet in Blackborough End at 9am and aim to finish around 3pm, driving between each of the above sites. Please try to travel in groups where possible to reduce our overall traffic impact (we may group people together if possible at the start).

Please ensure you bring:

- Sturdy footwear

- Waterproof clothing

- Lunch

- Hard hat

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

The GSN Committee.

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