Talk:Isle of Purbeck
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I don't think it's quite right to say the stone is "incorrectly" called Purbeck Marble - that is the name of the stone. It's incorrect to describe it as a marble in geological terms, but my understanding is that "marble" formerly meant any stone capable of taking a polish. I've expanded a little on the quarrying. I think there needs to be some caution in mentioning Portland stone here - some of the stone from the Portland beds was quarried, but most Portland stone comes from Portland, of course. -- ajn (talk) 11:22, 5 September 2005 (UTC)
There now seem to be separate "Purbeck" and "Isle of Purbeck" articles. I would suggest merging them as they seem to be about the same place. Comments? Britmax 14:14, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
There are now no working quarries of Purbeck Marble. On the other hand quarrying of Purbeck Limestone (and of the underlying Portland Limestone) is still very much active, and I've changed a few words, so as to make clear that the current quarrying is not of Marble. I've added an explicit statement that there are now no working quarries in the Marble. See the article "Purbeck Marble" which I've recently updated. Prestonjohn (talk) 23:29, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
There are more species of native and anciently (pre-1500) introduced wild flowers in this area than in any area of comparable size in The British Isles. This is chiefly because of the variety of underlying geology. There is also a book which gives sites for almost all the less common species - The Wild Flowers of The Isle of Purbeck, Brownsea and Sandbanks.Gentianella (talk) 21:55, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
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