Above: 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.
About Essex Rock and Mineral Society
- Essex Rock & Mineral Society was founded by Rowley Collier, in February 1967.
- 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 are affiliated to the Geologists' Association (G.A.) and associated with GeoEssex and the Essex Field Club
- We are an unincorporated society, guided by an elected committee
- Every year, we publish an Annual Report and the minutes of our Annual General Meeting