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Welcome to the website for Millom Rock Park

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Learn how rocks are continually being created, broken down and changed in the ‘rock cycle’. Look down from the Quarry View at rocks created inside a 450 million-year-old caldera volcano. See how the rock is quarried, crushed and processed — and find out what it’s used for. Discover, too, how minerals, mining and money have shaped Millom over the years.

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED ABOUT THE ROCKS BENEATH YOUR FEET?
What they’re made of, how they were formed, and how long ago?
You’ll find many of the answers here at the Rock Park website.

Visitors to the Rock Park can walk down ‘Rock Street’ to view the massive rock samples collected here from across Cumbria which give clues to ancient worlds and the unimaginable span of geological time.

Geological Timeline

For more information or to arrange an educational visit, please contact us by telephone on: 01229 774222 (Quarry Weighbride) or 01229 770580 (Quarry Manager),
Email:
info@millomrockpark.org.uk, or by post to: The Quarry Manager, Bardon Aggregates, Ghyll Scaur Quarry, The Hill, Millom, Cumbria, LA18 5HB

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A full colour leaflet is available by request or downloadable as PDF here

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Photographs: Ben Barden www.benbarden.co.uk; Aggregate Industries www.aggregateindustries.com, Jack Proctor
Geologist: Eric Johnson BSc, PhD, FGS, CGeol. Formerly British Geological Survey
Copyright © Millom Geodiversity Project 2009
Millom Geodiversity Project is a not for profit, unincorporated association
Email: info@millomrockpark.org.uk
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