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I have been reviewing my old uncatalogued red crag finds from Walton on the Naze and labeling them but have a question regarding dating them.

I have been working on the assumption that the pliocene red crag in Essex and Suffolk has a date range of approximately 1.8 - 2.5 mya and this is good enough for me as I do not feel the urge to be more precise. However, many of my finds were dated by the Nazeman as being 2.6 mya and I would appreciate any advice regarding this.

Please note that I am in no way questioning the expertise of the wonderful Nazeman and his parner who were always a pleasure to interact with and in my opinion provided an important public and educational service. I would also like to enquire what became of him once his services were seemingly no longer required?

Many thanks
Lee
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Richard
According to Tim Holt-Wilson, the Red Crag was laid down from 2.55 million years ago which, according to what I was taught at school , is 2.6 to one decimal place.
You may be interested in reading his article at
http://www.touchingthetide.org.uk/assets/Documents/Tides-of-Change-2-million-years-on-the-Suffolk-coast.pdf
Richard
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Richard
Many thanks for the link, I have downloaded it and it looks to be a very useful informative f
resource
Lee
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prep01
Hello Lee, have you explored the links on this page? It should help you.

http://www.bgs.ac.uk/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?pub=RCG
Colin Huller
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North Essex Hunter
Thanks prep01
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North Essex Hunter
Thanks Richard thats very informative
Lee
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s.c.
Thanks for the handy links Colin and Richard. I'm off to theNaze for the first time soon so will have a read.

Sam
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