|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||52° 51' 8'' North , 1° 43' 56'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||52.85235,-1.73250|
|UK National Grid Reference:||SK180283|
|Owned/operated by:||British Gypsum Saint-Gobain (100%) - a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain Gyproc|
|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.
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
1 valid mineral.
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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66 - 100.5 Ma
|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. 
|Late Triassic - Middle Triassic|
201.3 - 247.2 Ma
|Middle Triassic claystone|
201.3 - 252.17 Ma
|Triassic Rocks (Undifferentiated)|