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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 -
TurquelCivil Parish

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
39° 26' 21'' North , 8° 55' 52'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
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
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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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: CaCO3
Habit: Trigonal
Colour: white, yellow, honey yellow, gray...
Reference: Rui Nunes' calcite collection from Portugal.
Calcite var. Iceland Spar
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Rui Nunes' calcite collection (2019/ 2020)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
var. Iceland Spar5.AB.05CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var. Iceland Spar-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

C CalciteCaCO3
C Calcite var. Iceland SparCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Calcite var. Iceland SparCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Calcite var. Iceland SparCaCO3


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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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