North Dock Tufa


The North Dock Tufa is a small dome-shaped petrified well, with stalactites and stalagmites, tucked away behind the Marine Activities Centre at Sunderland marina. It is notable for being the best example of its kind in the North of England.

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North Dock Tufa - History of The Tufa
... The North Dock Tufa was discovered behind some old huts in 1992, when Tyne and Wear Development Corporation began work on developing Sunderland marina ... in to take a look and identified it as a “calcareous tufa dome.” Tufa is the name given by geologists to deposits of calcium carbonate, a chemical compound which is a common ingredient of ... The water which flows through the North Dock Tufa is full of dissolved calcite – a mineral which makes up calcium carbonate ...

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