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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March 2019

The end of the Cretaceous: global and local perspectives

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dorset County Hall, Colliton Park
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ United Kingdom
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£5

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…

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Purbeck Stone

March 23 @ 10:30 am

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.

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April 2019

The deep structure beneath the Dorset region

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dorset County Hall, Colliton Park
Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ United Kingdom
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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…

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May 2019

Glamorgan Heritage Coast: DGAG Residential weekend

May 3 - May 5
Premier Inn, Premier Inn, Pencoed
Bridgend, CF35 5HY United Kingdom
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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…

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June 2019

Hay Tor and other Dartmoor locations

June 20

Igneous rocks and weathering. More details to follow.

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