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Dulcote Quarry, Wells, Mendip, Somerset, England, UKi
Regional Level Types
Dulcote QuarryQuarry
WellsCity
MendipGroup of Divisions
SomersetCounty
EnglandConstituent Country
UKCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 51° 11' 35'' North , 2° 37' 5'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 51.19307,-2.61828
GeoHash:G#: gcn5hrmmj
UK National Grid Reference:ST568440
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Croscombe603 (2018)2.1km
Wells11,343 (2018)2.7km
Pilton646 (2018)3.8km
Mendip110,000 (2018)4.9km
Shepton Mallet10,369 (2018)5.0km


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Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: BMS Database; Turner, R. (2006): A mechanism for the formation of the mineralized Mn deposits at Merehead Quarry, Cranmore, Somerset, England. Mineralogical Magazine 70, 629-653.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: BMS Database; Turner, R. (2006): A mechanism for the formation of the mineralized Mn deposits at Merehead Quarry, Cranmore, Somerset, England. Mineralogical Magazine 70, 629-653.
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: BMS Database
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: BMS Database
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Rob Lavinsky photo
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: BMS Database; Turner, R. (2006): A mechanism for the formation of the mineralized Mn deposits at Merehead Quarry, Cranmore, Somerset, England. Mineralogical Magazine 70, 629-653.
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: BMS Database; UKJMM Vol.29 p.11
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: BMS Database; UKJMM Vol.29 p.11
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: BMS Database

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Agate-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C StrontianiteSrCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O StrontianiteSrCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O CelestineSrSO4
O HematiteFe2O3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S CelestineSrSO4
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
SrStrontium
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3
Sr CelestineSrSO4
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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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Late Cretaceous
66 - 100.5 Ma



ID: 3191056
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Late Cretaceous (66 - 100.5 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Late Triassic - Middle Triassic
201.3 - 247.2 Ma



ID: 3147814
Middle Triassic claystone

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 247.2 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{claystone}, Minor{siltstone,sandstone,gypsum}

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]

Mississippian
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 2035319
Dinantian Rocks (Undifferentiated)

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Limestone with subordinate sandstone and argillaceous rocks

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

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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