Forest marble fossils

This block of Forest Marble contains Ostrea bivalves, Goniorhynchia brachiopods, and fragments of gastropod, sea urchin and crinoid. Forest Marble is not a true marble – a limestone that has been hardened by heat – but it’s a hard limestone that has been quarried as a source of building stone.

Find out more on the rocks and pseudofossils page.

Common name

Forest marble fossils

Type

Rocks and Pseudofossils


Strata

Forest Marble

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

165 million years

Where found

Herbury, near Langton Herring

Found by

Adrian Brokenshire

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.12124