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New Cliffe Hill Quarry, Cliffe Hill Quarry, Stanton under Bardon, Leicestershire, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 41' 35'' North , 1° 19' 23'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.69333,-1.32306
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

Primarily quarrying granite for road aggregate, beneath an overburden of clays and Keuper marl mudstones. Operated by Midland Quarry Products Limited. The site occupies 243 hectares and can produce 5 million tonnes of aggregate annually.

The 'Copper Lode' and associated secondary mineralisation, for which the site is renowned, was blasted and removed in the late 1990's. No further copper mineralisation has since been discovered.

The quarry is linked by a tunnel to the Old Cliffe Hill Quarry, and are worked as a single entity.

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Mineral List

49 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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541 - 1000 Ma

ID: 2030700
Unnamed Igneous Intrusion, Neoproterozoic

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic igneous-rock

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

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Hawthorne, F.C., Cooper, M.A., Grice, J.D., Roberts, A.C., and Hubbard, N. (2002) Description and crystal structure of bobkingite, Cu2+5Cl2(OH)8(H2O)2, a new mineral from New Cliffe Hill Quarry, Stanton-under-Bardon, Leicestershire, UK. Mineralogical Magazine: 66, 301-311.
Hubbard, Burchard, Green (2005) A remarkable supergene mineral suite from New Cliffe Hill Quarry, Stanton Under Bardon, Leicestershire. UK Journal of Mines & Minerals 26, 31-42.
Hubbard, N., Burchmore, S., and Green, D.I. (2005) A remarkable supergene suite from New Cliffe Hill Quarry, Stanton under Bardon, Leicestershire. UK Journal of Mines & Minerals, 26, 42-51.
Green, D.I., Hubbard, N., and Ince, F. (2008) A review of the occurrences of the copper vanadate minerals volborthite and tangeite in the British Isles. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 54-58.

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