Dryhill Quarry

Posted: December 14, 2011 by Mr Bilton in Field Work, Geology, Trips
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On the 30th October, Miss Vine and myself took a group of seven budding Geologists from Year 11 on the first Geology Club trip.

Despite a little confusion about the departure time (I thought it was an hour earlier than it actually was…) we were soon underway, heading towards Dryhill Nature Reserve in Kent.

Dryhill was once an active quarry but has since been turned into a nature reserve and also recognised as an area of geological importance.

Once we had arrived the group had the chance to look carefully at sedimentary and structural features at the numerous exposures, make careful observations and then attempt to piece together the geological story preserved in the rocks.

Dryhill is a great location to study folding and the group was able to identify features such as anticlines and synclines and even predict (with some accuracy) what they expected to find at the next exposure. We were even lucky with the weather – the rain held off until we were back in the minibus.

Clearly exposed layers of limestone and sandstone

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