Chalk Newton Geoscience is owned and managed by Dr Richard Hallett. Richard spent a career as a geologist in the petroleum industry, applying specialist stratigraphy skills on a wide variety of projects in north Africa, southeast Asia and the Middle East. Upon returning to Dorset, he established Chalk Newton Geoscience.

Richard holds a City and Guilds Certificate in Education and Training and has undertaken field studies in the UK, France, Spain, USA, Tunisia, Indonesia and the Sultanate of Oman.

He is a member of the Geologists’ Association and a Fellow of The Geological Society.

Richard is trained in BSI 18001 HSE management systems and holds a REC Outdoor First Aid Certificate.

Kimmeridge Bay, megapolygonal structure on the Flats Stone Band. Were these formed by diagenetic volume change or tectonic deformation?