About Essex Rock
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Essex Rock & Mineral Society had its first meeting in February 1967.
Started by Rowley Collier, it is an amateur society
for those who always want to know more about this world.
We cater for all ages, all levels of knowledge, all interests in geology.
We have a full lecture programme throughout the year at our monthly meetings
in Shenfield on the first Tuesday of every month
and in Stanway on the third Thursday of every month.
We organise field trips throughout the year.
We are affiliated to: the Geologists' Association (G.A.)
and associated with GeoEssex and the Essex Field Club
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The picture at the top: the old sea-mark tower on the cliff at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, a world-famous geological location rich in fossils. Dark London Clay and Red Crag shell-banks are topped by the ancient gravel river bed of the Thames and Medway rivers, with a later covering of wind-blown sand from the last cold period of the current Ice Age. The sea defences on the beach below contain exotic rocks; there are excellent geological explanation-boards set on these rocks. The Tower is an art gallery, tea room and superb viewing point.