Dorset's Important Geological Sites

Visit to Poxwell June 17 2013

On 17 June a small group of DIGS members visited the new exposure at Poxwell and logged the rock sequence from part of the Lower Purbeck sequence. Samples were collected for further study which will include the making of thin sections for microscope analysis. Some of the stone (Cypris Freestone) extracted from the exposure is now being used for architectural conservation work at the Wolfeton Riding House at Charminster, Dorset.

Poxwell measuring the section1r

 

poxwell eastern end3r