Bivalve shells and ammonite
This collection of fossils illustrates just how rich the Inferior Oolite limestone is. The block is dominated by a large ammonite and a bivalve but there is also a second species of bivalve and a small snail or gastropod.
Horn Park Quarry near Beaminster is the smallest National Nature Reserve (NNR) in Britain, being just one acre or 0.32 hectares in size. It was once a working quarry but it is no longer and the remaining outcrop is protected by a fence. There is no collecting other than for scientific and educational purposes. A section of the fossil beds has been stripped back and protected from the weather by a removable cover. To arrange a visit, contact the Senior Reserve Manager on 07899 731404.
Find out more about bivalves and ammonites on the molluscs pages.