Snowdon Hill Quarry

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Snowdon Hill Quarry
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Snowdon Hill Quarry is located in Somerset
Snowdon Hill Quarry
Shown within Somerset
Area of Search Somerset
Grid reference ST312089
Coordinates 50°52′32″N 2°58′45″W / 50.87548°N 2.97922°W / 50.87548; -2.97922Coordinates: 50°52′32″N 2°58′45″W / 50.87548°N 2.97922°W / 50.87548; -2.97922
Interest Geological
Area 0.6 hectares (0.0060 km2; 0.0023 sq mi)
Notification 1963 (1963)
Natural England website

Snowdon Hill Quarry (grid reference ST312089) is a 0.6 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest on the western outskirts of Chard in Somerset, notified in 1963.

The site shows rock exposures through the Upper Greensand and Chalk which contain fossil crustaceans which are both unique and exceptionally well-preserved and support study of palaeontology in Britain. The unit has been dated to the subdivision of the Chalk known as the Turrilites acutus Zone, named after one of the characteristic fossils.[1]

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