Dorset's Important Geological Sites

Holt Farm Quarry

Holt Farm Quarry ST569.087

Holt Farm quarry face

Description: Disused quarry.

Geology: Jurassic, Forest Marble. 4m. limestone, a massive biosparite with a weathered surface best seen in the left hand face of the quarry. Ploughed field above also littered with fossil fragments and some large blocks of limestone.

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

Parking: very limited, possible on track in field in dry weather. Site about 20 m from road, but used as agricultural tip and access should not be blocked.

Size of party: 15

Education level: A level/University.

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