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Pedreira do Vidro quarry, Moita do Poço, Turquel, Alcobaça, Leiria District, Portugal

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Name(s) in local language(s): Pedreira do Vidro, Moita do Poço, Turquel, Alcobaça, Distrito de Leiria, Portugal
Abandoned calcite quarry at Serra dos Candeeiros in which very large honey calcite crystals were found - a true classic!

Despite my long researches I cannot find any record of this quarry. By the locals I was told that its activity has stopped more than thirty years ago (around 1980) having the owners already deceased. Currently the quarry belongs to the company which operates Vale Rodrigues no. 2 quarry, a few hundred meters above (Rui Nunes, June 2012).

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Giuseppe Manuppella ; J. C. Balacó Moreira ; M. Luísa Romão (1981). Panorama dos Dolomitos e Calcários Dolomiticos Portugueses. Separata do Vol. 17, Nº 4, do "Boletim de Minas do Instituto Geológico e Mineiro.
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MANUPPELLA, G.; BALACÓ Moreira, J. C. e Borges, H. A. LEIRIA (1971) - Estudo geológico-económico do Maciço Calcário, Estremenho. Comunicação apresentada ao I Congresso Hispano-Luso-Americano de Geologia Económica. Tomo 11, Secção 4 pags. 743 a 765. Madrid e Lisboa.

MANUPPELLA, G. e BALACÓ Moreira, J. C. (1974) - Calcários e Dolomitos da Serra dos Candeeiros - 1ª parte (Geologia e caracterização química das formações aflorantes). "Estudos, Notas e Trabalhos" do Serviço de Fomento Mineiro, Vol. XX111, fase. 1-2. Porto.

Rochas Ornamentais do Maciço Calcário Estremenho: Breve Caraterização dos Recursos, dos Centros de Produção e Delimitação Preliminar de Áreas Potenciais - Jorge Carvalho, José Vitor Lisboa, Cátia M. Prazeres, Rui J. Sardinha; DGEG Boletim de Minas, Vol. 74 No. 1, Lisboa 2012.

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