This attractive creamy-yellow limestone, found only in Suffolk, has been quarried as a building stone for many centuries. To find out how it formed, where to see it and more about its use in history download GeoSuffolk's new leaflet Suffolk's Coralline Crag Rock-Bed.
It's always a pleasure to visit the less well known parts of Dunwich. One of our favourites is the Leper Chapel by St James' Church, photographed last week. Its splendid stonework shows limestone arches enclosing Eocene mudstone blocks.
A walk along the public footpath past Ferry Cliff (near Sutton Hoo) in early March revealed a view of recent landslipping with fresh exposures of Red Crag sand.
There were over 600 visitors on February 14th to the Love Nature event at the Mansion. GeoSuffolk brought fossils for its stand and many families were shown animals from the Pre-Cambrian through to the present day. Stars of the show included a Stegodon tooth and a replica Australopithecus skull. We were also pleased to see many specimens brought in by visitors, especially a piece of a large ammonite found at Hintlesham.