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Somerton and Langport Quarries



Simon Carpenter & John Whicher




24th June 2023
11:00 am - 3:30 pm


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Joint meeting with Dorset Geologists’ Association Group The meeting visits two working quarries, Ashen Cross Quarry, Somerton and Bowdens Quarry, Langport. Both quarries have extensive exposures of marine Late Triassic rocks and some of the lowest beds of the Blue Lias. An impoverished fauna of invertebrates, mainly bivalves can be found as well as less common vertebrates including Ichthyosaur and plesiosaur remains. Collecting is permitted. A number of vertebrate fossils collected from both quarries will be displayed on the day. Bring a packed lunch and sturdy footwear.

Hard hats are required and there will be a limit in numbers, so bookings are essential. The meeting will finish around 3:30pm. Meet at 11am at Ashen Cross Quarry, south of Somerton, Somerset. Grid reference ST 495 275

NB Booking is essential: Please email [email protected] to book a place.

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