Dorset's Important Geological Sites

Poxwell Quarry

Poxwell Quarry SY743.835

Poxwell aerial

Site description: Disused quarry.

Geology: Jurassic, Portland Limestone and Lower Purbeck beds. Some 15 metres are exposed with creamy chalky micrites of the Cherty Series and grey chalky pelmicrites of the Freestone Series. Midway through the Freestones lies a chert band. The basal Purbeck shows two well defined dirt beds. Fossil trees, bivalves, gastropods, ostracods, ammonites and sponge spicules may be found.
Poxwell Quarry conservation

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

Parking: Off road parking at the entrance to track to the quarry.

Size of party: 15

Education level: A level/University

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