A Glaciated Ochreous Flint from Cromer

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DURING a recent visit to Cromer I found upon the foreshore site there, a flint of pyramidal form, and typical ochreous colouration. The more or less flat base of the pyramid is extensively glaciated (Fig. 1), and the striæ were obviously imposed after the flint was patinated. The ochreous specimens from Cromer are, as a rule, remarkably free from striation, but it is evident that this particular flint was exposed to the effects of moving ice—possibly of the second glacial epoch of East Anglia. In any case the specimen is, without doubt, glaciated, and its discovery affords final proof of the great antiquity of the ochreous flints found upon the Cromer foreshore.

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MOIR, J. A Glaciated Ochreous Flint from Cromer. Nature 118, 445 (1926). https://doi.org/10.1038/118445b0

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