Welcome to the official website of the Dorset Geologists. Association Group (DGAG).
Upcoming events of general geological interest in Dorset, and the surrounding region, are listed below.
For geoconservation workparties, see the DIGS website.
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Talk by Professor Andy Gale. The Cretaceous-Paleogene unconformity in England. Uplift and erosion related to the Icelandic mantle plume. During the late Cretaceous to early Paleogene, the present-day area of Britain and Ireland emerged from nearly total submergence by the chalk sea. What mechanism was responsible for this major marine regression? This is the third of a series of Earth Science-based lectures organised by DGAG in collaboration with other groups. As the Dorset County Museum is closed for refurbishment, 'til summer 2020, the lectures will…Find out more »
Visit to a Purbeck quarry and mine in the morning. In the afternoon, the wider Purbeck locality. For the visit to the mine you need to be fully mobile, wear waterproofs, wellington boots and bring a torch! Further details to be confirmed.Find out more »
Using seismic lines, gravity, magnetics, boreholes and pure conjecture to re-construct the history from the Lower Paleozoic to the Triassic. Talk by Dr Malcolm Butler. This continues the series of Earth Science-based lectures organised by DGAG in collaboration with other groups. As the Dorset County Museum is closed for refurbishment, 'til summer 2020, the lectures will take place in Committee Room 1 at County Hall. They will follow the familiar pattern of being on the second Wednesday of the month starting at…Find out more »
DGAG Residential weekend 2019 This year we are visiting the Glamorgan Heritage Coast (south-east Wales). Dates: Fri.3rd May to Sunday 5th May. Some may want to stay over Sunday night and do more on Monday. Leaders: John Scott and Kelvin Huff Come and view the results of Dinantian storms (Lower Carboniferous), the effects of the Variscan and later orogenies, Triassic desert wadis and lakes where early dinosaurs roamed. See the Triassic/Jurassic boundary and unconformities, a rare Jurassic rocky shoreline and…Find out more »
Active Geoscience 4-12 May Get involved - run a GeoWeek event https://www.geoweek.org.uk https://www.bgs.ac.uk/geoweekFind out more »
Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 2019, will be held from Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 May. To reflect current initiatives and concerns it is rebranded as the Earth, Sea and Fossil Festival and will have talks and events in the run-up to, and throughout, the festival reflecting this. For the latest information, events and bookings see: www.fossilfestival.co.ukFind out more »
Igneous rocks and weathering. More details to follow.Find out more »
The 2019 Hampshire Mineral and Fossil Show will be the 30th that SMFS have organised since the first held on Saturday 29th September 1990 at the Avenue Hall in Southampton. Doors open to the public at 10:00 and the Show finishes at 16:30. Admission is only £1 for adults with accompanied children and Junior RockWatch members free (show membership card). The Show is in two halls, all on one level, and is suitable for visitors with mobility disabilities. Facilities for…Find out more »