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.

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Dorset Geologists’ Association Group (DGAG), Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire.

For geoconservation workparties, see the DIGS website.

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September 2019

East Devon Field Trip

September 1 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Led by Geoff Townson, visiting Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton. Further details to follow.

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The 30th Anniversary Hampshire Mineral & Fossil Show

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Lyndhurst Community Centre, Community Centre, High Street
Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NY United Kingdom
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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.   Offers of help with the DGAG and DIGS displays would be very welcome 😉   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…

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Ammonites to Octopods

September 8 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Etches Collection, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life
Kimmeridge, Dorset BH20 5PE United Kingdom
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Talk on the evolution and behaviour of cephalopods and how to get involved with citizen science research. Suggested £5 donation on the door. Dr. Gavan Cooke is a behavioural ecologist and evolutionary biologist at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. His talk will encompass the evolution of cephalopods from the extinct ammonites to the present-day cuttlefish and octopus. Ammonites are the most familiar of fossils and were abundant in our seas 240 million years ago making them a common find along…

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Ferruginous upwelling and phosphate availability in the Roper Basin, Australia

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dorset County Hall, Colliton Park
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ United Kingdom
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Our first Autumn 2019 Lecture. It is by Brooke Johnson (University of Oxford) on: Ferruginous upwelling and phosphate availability in the Roper Basin, Australia. Wednesday September 11 Dorset County Hall 7 pm

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