|Regional Level Types|
|Pedreira do Vidro quarry||Quarry|
|Moita do Poço||- not defined -|
|Turquel||- not defined -|
|Alcobaça||- not defined -|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Pedreira do Vidro, Moita do Poço, Turquel, Alcobaça, Distrito de Leiria, Portugal|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||39° 26' 21'' North , 8° 55' 52'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||39.43921,-8.93113|
|Köppen climate type:||Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate|
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).
The Calcite of Estremadura Limstone Massif by Martins da Pedra http://www.mindat.org/article.php/1826
Regions containing this locality
|Eurasian Plate||Tectonic Plate|
Select Mineral List TypeStandard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements
Detailed Mineral List:
Colour: white, yellow, honey yellow, gray...
Reference: Rui Nunes collection
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES|
List of minerals for each chemical element
This geological map and associated 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 does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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145 - 201.3 Ma
|Mesozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
145 - 201.3 Ma