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Snapshots

  1. Cotoneaster horizontalis

    Snapshot Title: Cotoneaster horizontalis
    Taken by: DorsetRIGS

    Image: Kingbarrow Quarry Fossil Forest, Portland
    Image Owner: DorsetRIGS



    Description:

    This popular garden plant is an incredibly problematic invader in conservation sites all over Portland. It grows quickly, smothering the natural, and nationally important limestone grassland and is ve...



  2. Portland Stone

    Snapshot Title: Portland Stone
    Taken by: DorsetRIGS

    Image: Kingbarrow Quarry Fossil Forest, Portland
    Image Owner: DorsetRIGS



    Description:

    think beds of Portland limestone still in situ at Kingbarrow Quarry nature reserve. This famous building stone is still used all over the world.



  3. Purbeck limestone

    Snapshot Title: Purbeck limestone
    Taken by: DorsetRIGS

    Image: Kingbarrow Quarry Fossil Forest, Portland
    Image Owner: DorsetRIGS



    Description:

    the Purbeck limestone beds form the base of the Cretaceous stratigraphy in Dorset. On Portland they are stripped off as overburned during quarrying to allow access to the famous Portland limestone und...



  4. fossil forest

    Snapshot Title: fossil forest
    Taken by: DorsetRIGS

    Image: Kingbarrow Quarry Fossil Forest, Portland
    Image Owner: DorsetRIGS



    Description:

    these structures are part of a limestone bed known as the Fossil Forest. It appears near the base of the Purbeck Beds and marks a period of transition between a coastal forrest to a swamp environment ...