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Merrivale Quarry, Whitchurch, West Devon, Devon, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 33' 31'' North , 4° 3' 10'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.55861,-4.05278
GeoHash:G#: gbvpegbv7
UK National Grid Reference:SX546753
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Granite quarry, now abandoned and flooded (2003). This was where the stones from Old London Bridge were refinished before they were transported to Lake Havasu in The USA.

Regions containing this locality

Devon and Cornwall metalliferous mining district, England, UK

Mining District - 760 mineral species & varietal names listed

Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, UK

National Park - 235 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Min Mag 21:116-205
Annite
Formula: KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Van King
Autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Min Mag 21:116-205
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Van King
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Min Mag 21:116-205
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Min Mag 21:116-205
Muscovite var: Gilbertite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Min Mag 21:116-205
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Min Mag 21:116-205
Phurcalite
Formula: Ca2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
Reference: Braitwaite, R., Paar, W., and Chisholm, J., 1989, Phurcalite from Dartmoor, Southwest England,and its Identity with 'Nisaite' from Portugal, Mineralogical Magazine, 53:583-589. Min.Rec.: 20(5):395.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Min Mag 21:116-205
Torbernite
Formula: Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: Min Mag 21:116-205
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Min Mag 21:116-205
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Habit: botryoidal
Colour: black
Description: Very tiny botryoidal spots on granite with autunite and other secundaries. I sacrified a spot for chemical proof. Dissolved in nitric acid and obtained uranyl nitrate, intensively fluorescent under UV waves.
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Uraninite var: Pitchblende
Formula: UO2
Habit: botryoidal
Colour: black
Description: Very tiny botryoidal spots on granite with autunite and other secundaries. I sacrified a spot for chemical proof. Dissolved in nitric acid and obtained uranyl nitrate, intensively fluorescent under UV waves.
Reference: Paul De Bondt collection
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: Athanasios Godelitsas specimen and photograph
Zippeite
Formula: K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
Reference: Braitwaite, R., Paar, W., and Chisholm, J., 1989, Phurcalite from Dartmoor, Southwest England,and its Identity with 'Nisaite' from Portugal, Mineralogical Magazine, 53:583-589.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Anatase'4.DD.05TiO2
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
var: Pitchblende4.DL.05UO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Zippeite ?7.EC.05K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Autunite'8.EB.05Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Phurcalite8.EC.35Ca2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
Torbernite8.EB.05Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Annite'9.EC.20KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Gilbertite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Tourmaline-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Zippeite ?31.10.4.1K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Autunite40.2a.1.1Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Torbernite40.2a.13.1Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Phurcalite42.4.7.1Ca2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Annite71.2.2b.3KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Muscovite
var: Gilbertite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Uraninite
var: Pitchblende
-UO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
H Muscovite (var: Gilbertite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
H TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
H ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O AnataseTiO2
O AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
O Muscovite (var: Gilbertite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
O Uraninite (var: Pitchblende)UO2
O QuartzSiO2
O TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O UraniniteUO2
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
AlAluminium
Al AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Gilbertite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Muscovite (var: Gilbertite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
PPhosphorus
P AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
P PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
P TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
SSulfur
S ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
KPotassium
K AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Gilbertite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
FeIron
Fe AnniteKFe32+(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
AuGold
Au GoldAu
UUranium
U AutuniteCa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 11H2O
U PhurcaliteCa2(UO2)3(PO4)2O2 · 7H2O
U Uraninite (var: Pitchblende)UO2
U TorberniteCu(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 12H2O
U UraniniteUO2
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
U ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O

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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Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3193041
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

Permian - Carboniferous
251.902 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 2027408
Unnamed Igneous Intrusion, Carboniferous To Permian

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Felsic-rock

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

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3154416
Ordovician granite

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Granite group

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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- Braithwaite, R. S. W.; Paar, W. H.; Chisholm, J. E. (1989): Phurcalite from Dartmoor, southwest England, and its identity with 'nisaite' from Portugal. Mineralogical Magazine 53, 583-589.
- Mineralogical Record 20(5): 395.
- Min Mag 21: 116-205


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