2°0´ west longitude, 52°50´ north latitiude [ map ]
Peterborough near Oxford, England
Personal relationship of donor
Stratigraphic reference collection
Historical relevance of location
Clay pits and limestone quarries around Oxford provided numerous fossils, which helped to define the Oxfordian, the lowest stage of the Upper Jurassic.
Political relevance of location
Quarries around Oxford supplied London with construction materials.
Geological relevance of location
Classification of the earth
Oxfordian, Jurassic, 160 million years
Grey dimension stone and red bricks from the area around Oxford are typical construction materials in London.
Geoscientific Collections Section of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources,
Geological Survey of Lower Saxony,