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Perryfield Quarry (Perryfield mine), Isle of Portland, Weymouth and Portland, Dorset, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 32' 20'' North , 2° 26' 4'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.53893,-2.43463
GeoHash:G#: gbyr8874s
UK National Grid Reference:SY693710
Owned/operated by:Portland Stone Firms (100%)
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Quarry in the Portland Limestone, Calcite and possible Baryte to be expected here.

Underground quarrying into the exposed face has been named the Perryfield mine by the operators.

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South-East England Sedimentary Area, England, UK

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No minerals currently recorded for this locality.

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'commodity:Dimension Stone'
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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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Berriasian - Portlandian
139.8 - 146 Ma



ID: 2035818
Purbeck Limestone Group

Age: Mesozoic (139.8 - 146 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Purbeck Limestone Group

Lithology: Limestone and mudstone, interbedded

Reference: British Geological Survey. DiGMapGB-625. British Geological Survey ©NERC. [23]

Late Jurassic
145 - 163.5 Ma



ID: 3132358
Late Jurassic claystone

Age: Jurassic (145 - 163.5 Ma)

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

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]

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