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Betekom, Begijnendijk, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgiumi
Regional Level Types
BetekomQuarry (Reclaimed)
Begijnendijk- not defined -
Flemish BrabantProvince
FlandersRegion
BelgiumCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
51° 0' 11'' North , 4° 47' 23'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Quarry (Reclaimed) - last checked 2018
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Begijnendijk9,178 (2011)1.9km
Aarschot27,656 (2012)3.7km
Tremelo13,721 (2011)5.8km
Rotselaar15,007 (2011)7.6km
Hulshout9,198 (2012)7.9km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Betekom, Begijnendijk, Vlaams Brabant, België


A former clay quarry with a brick factory. In the late 1970s, the activity ended, the quarry was filled and the installations demolished. Only the chimney is still standing, as the only witness.

When the quarry was active, gypsum was found as groups up to 25 cm, with a lot of twins and sometimes fourlings.

Regions containing this locality

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Hatert F., Deliens M., Fransolet A-M. and Van Der Meersche E. (2002): Les Minéraux de Belgique 2. Institut Royal des Sciences naturelles de Begique / Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen, Brussel,304 pages
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Description: XRD-analysis by Prof. Herman Bosmans (personal communication to Erik Vercammen)
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6

References

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Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., and van der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Ed., 304 pp.
Erik Vercammen field observations.

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begijnendijk
Wikidata ID:Q432610


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