New Cliffe Hill Quarry, Stanton under Bardon, Leicestershire, England, UK
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||52° 41' 36'' North , 1° 19' 23'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||52.6933333333, -1.32305555556|
Primarily quarrying granite for road aggregate, beneath an overburden of clays and Keuper marl mudstones. Operated by Midland Quarry Products Limited. The site occupies 243 hectares and can produce 5 million tonnes of aggregate annually.
The 'Copper Lode' and associated secondary mineralisation, for which the site is renowned, was blasted, and removed in the late 1990's. No further copper mineralisation has since been discovered.
47 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
This information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This data will improve over time as more accurate maps and data sets are added.
|Triassic201.3 - 252.17 Ma||Triassic sedimentary rocks|
|Neoproterozoic541 - 1000 Ma||Unnamed Igneous Intrusion, Neoproterozoic|
References for regional geology:
Data provided by Macrostrat.org
Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d.
British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC.
F. C. Hawthorne, M. A. Cooper, J. D. Grice, A. C. Roberts & N. Hubbard (2002): Description and crystal structure of bobkingite, Cu2+5Cl2(OH)8(H2O)2, a new mineral from New Cliffe Hill Quarry, Stanton-under-Bardon, Leicestershire, UK. Mineralogical Magazine: 66, 301-311.