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Pedreira do Vidro quarry, Moita do Poço, Turquel, Alcobaça, Leiria, Portugali
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Pedreira do Vidro quarryQuarry
Moita do Poço- not defined -
Turquel- not defined -
Alcobaça- not defined -
LeiriaDistrict
PortugalCountry

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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
GeoHash:G#: ez18kg8w1
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Benedita8,556 (2012)3.7km
Turquel4,434 (2016)4.8km
Alcanede5,020 (2012)9.8km
Alvorninha2,987 (2018)11.1km
Rio Maior12,064 (2018)11.3km


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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The Calcite of Estremadura Limstone Massif by Martins da Pedra http://www.mindat.org/article.php/1826

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Iberian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Habit: Trigonal
Colour: white, yellow, honey yellow, gray...
Reference: Rui Nunes collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3

Regional Geology

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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Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3184846
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. [154]

Jurassic
145 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 3142099
marcon

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{limestone}, Minor{marlstone,sandstone,claystone}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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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.
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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Calcites from Pedreira do Vidro Quarry, Portugal by Rui Nunes



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