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Barrasford Quarry, Barrasford, Northumberland, England, UK
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Photo: HW
UK Grid Reference: NY949766
Latitude: 55°5'1"N
Longitude: 2°4'47"W
Roadstone quarry operated by Tarmac on the outcrop of the Whin Sill, also produces some Oxford Limestone.
Mineralisation occurs in amygdales within the whin and also as small mineral veins. The veins are of two types quartz/calcite veins, some stevensite has been found in this situation and also as strings containing sulphides in a quartz/calcite gangue.
Vesuvianite has been found in the limestone at the contact with the whin.

Mineral List

'Chlorite Group'
var: Smoky Quartz

15 entries listed. 12 valid minerals.

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B. A. O. Randall (1959) Stevensite from the Whin Sill in the Region of the North Tyne. Mineralogical Magazine 32:218-225

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