Dorset's Important Geological Sites

Tarrant Rawston Pit

Tarrant Rawston Chalk Pit. ST943.067

Tarrant Rawston Pit
Site Description: Disused quarry.

Geology: Cretaceous, Upper Chalk, Tarrant Chalk. The most complete section in the Tarrant Chalk, Campanian Stage, Offaster pilula zone. Chalk with flint bands both horizontal and infilling fractures at high angles to the bedding. Sparse fossils present include ammonites, echinoids and microfauna.

Access: By prior arrangement, e-mail us for contact details.

Parking: 4 cars or small coach at entrance.

Size of party: 15

Education level: Schools

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