Take a stroll along the main track though Cavenham Heath National Nature Reserve and, once you get your eye in, you can see Pleistocene river terraces of the River Lark. The photo shows a steep break of slope (running across just above centre) separating two level terraces. GeoSuffolk has given County Geodiversity Site designation to the terraces and the photo (by Andrew Fleming) is part of our recent condition monitoring.
It's always fun trying to spot the faults cutting the London Clay in Nacton Cliff CGS. We saw this one when we visited yesterday - on the right of the image. Also standing out, literally, are blocks of London Clay septaria mudstone. We shall be exhibiting Cardinal Wolsey's proposed use for this stone on Heritage Open Days in Ipswich.
Ipswich Museum celebrates the designation of its post-Cretaceous geology collection by the Arts Council as of national importance.
Geologists and museum people gathered at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich yesterday for a convivial evening of celebration. Pictured are Dr Simon Jackson, Ipswich Museum Geologist, and Bob Markham of GeoSuffolk - ties were in order! Also starring were a woolly rhino skull from Weybread, a woolly mammoth tooth from Barham (held by Simon) and, in the case, a Romanian mammoth tooth from Falkenham in Suffolk.