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Fauld Mine, Hanbury, Staffordshire, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 51' 8'' North , 1° 43' 56'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.85235,-1.73250
GeoHash:G#: gcqu8t6rj
UK National Grid Reference:SK180283
Owned/operated by:British Gypsum Saint-Gobain (100%) - a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain Gyproc
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Gypsum has been worked in the vicinity of Fauld since at least Norman times.

In 1944 an explosive depot in disused workings detonated. This was one of the largest accidental blasts in history and left a crater 300m across and more than 30m deep.

The current gypsum mine (SK179281) is the largest producer of gypsum and anhydrite in the UK.

Regions containing this locality

West Midlands, England, UK

Region - 144 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: F. Rutley: "Elements of Mineralogy", 12th Ed. (1900)
'commodity:Gypsum & Anhydrite'
Reference:  

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var: Selenite7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
var: Selenite-CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
OOxygen
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O

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]

Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 2030469
Triassic Rocks (Undifferentiated)

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Lithology: Mudstone, siltstone and sandstone

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

Late Triassic - Middle Triassic
201.3 - 247.2 Ma



ID: 3143835
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]

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

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