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Shellingford Crossroads Quarry
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Fossils at Shellingford Pit (geograph 2284816).jpg
Area of Search Oxfordshire
Interest Geological
Area 2.6 hectares (6.4 acres)
Notification 1986
Location map Magic Map

Shellingford Crossroads Quarry is a 2.6-hectare (6.4-acre) geological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Stanford in the Vale in Oxfordshire. It is a Geological Conservation Review site.

This site exposes rocks of the Corallian Group, dating to the Oxfordian stage of the Late Jurassic, around 160 million years ago. It has many fossils of corals and reef-dwelling bivalves, and it is also important as it provides an example of the complexity of Oxfordian stratigraphy.

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