New Cliffe Hill Quarry, Stanton under Bardon, Leicestershire, England, UK
|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.
49 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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541 - 1000 Ma
|Unnamed Igneous Intrusion, Neoproterozoic|
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.