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Prospect Quarry, Prospect (Prospect Hill), Cumberland Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Aerial view of Prospect Quarries complex looking Northwards

Prospect Quarry, Prospect, Cumberland Co., New South Wales, Australia
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 49' 23'' South , 150° 55' 4'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -33.8233333333, 150.917777778

Located approximately 29kms due West of Sydney.
This quarry has probably contributed more crushed rock (blue metal) for road and building construction in the Sydney region than any other similar locality.

Quarrying first commenced around the early 1820s and ceased operations around 2010. The quarry has now been, and is being, redeveloped for housing and light industry.

The quarry is famous for its world class Prehnite.

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Prospect, New South Wales by Keith Compton

Mineral List

21 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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Tschernich, R. (1992) Zeolites of the World, p.48.

England, B. M. (1994) Minerals of the Prospect Intrusion, New South Wales, Australia. Mineralogical Record 25, pp.185-194.

Wilshire, H.G. (1967) The Prospect Alkaline Diabase-Picrite Intrusion New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Petrology 8(1) pp.97-163.

Crawford, E.A. (1973) Igneous Rock Deposits, Central Sydney Basin. Geological Survey of New South Wales Department of Mines Report GS1973/441.

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