Portland Fancy Beach Whitbed
Quarried at Jordans Quarry, Portland, Dorset.
The stone was classified as a moderately sorted, moderately compacted, clast supported Oosparite Limestone. The clasts were predominantly composed of ooliths, but mollusc shell and echinoderm fragments and quartz were also present. The matrix was composed of sparitic syntaxial carbonate and some micritic carbonate. There was a moderate to high abundance of open voidage space. There was possibly some evidence of sedimentary bedding by the preferred alignment of elongate clasts.
Typical Portland colour, creamy/white.
Load Bearing Masonry
Available from Albion Stone plc-