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

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 41' 36'' North , 1° 19' 23'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.6933333333, -1.32305555556

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.

Mineral List

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

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Hubbard, Burchard, Green (2005): A remarkable supergene mineral suite from New Cliffe Hill Quarry, Stanton Under Bardon, Leicestershire. UKJMM 26, 31-42.

F. C. Hawthorne, M. A. Cooper, J. D. Grice, A. C. Roberts & N. Hubbard (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.

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