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Whitwell Quarry (Whitwell Works), Whitwell, Derbyshire, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 53° 16' 10'' North , 1° 12' 18'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 53.26972,-1.20500
GeoHash:G#: gcrph96w9
UK National Grid Reference:SK530751
Owned/operated by:Tarmac
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Dolomitic limestone quarry.

Significant finds were made in the 1980s from a fault crossing the quarry containing mixed lead/vanadium mineralisation including probably the best descloizite to be found in England.

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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


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'commodity:Aggregates'
Reference:  
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: vanadinite and descloizite, probably the best yet to be found in England and the secondary lead mineral suite including leadhillite, lanarkite, cerussite, anglesite, pyromorphite, scotlandite, mattheddleite and possibly susannite. Other minerals found were barite, calcite, hemimorphite, and sphalerite.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Peter Briscoe collection; vanadinite and descloizite, probably the best yet to be found in England and the secondary lead mineral suite including leadhillite, lanarkite, cerussite, anglesite, pyromorphite, scotlandite, mattheddleite and possibly susannite. Other minerals found were barite, calcite, hemimorphite, and sphalerite.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: vanadinite and descloizite, probably the best yet to be found in England and the secondary lead mineral suite including leadhillite, lanarkite, cerussite, anglesite, pyromorphite, scotlandite, mattheddleite and possibly susannite. Other minerals found were barite, calcite, hemimorphite, and sphalerite.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: vanadinite and descloizite, probably the best yet to be found in England and the secondary lead mineral suite including leadhillite, lanarkite, cerussite, anglesite, pyromorphite, scotlandite, mattheddleite and possibly susannite. Other minerals found were barite, calcite, hemimorphite, and sphalerite.
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: vanadinite and descloizite, probably the best yet to be found in England and the secondary lead mineral suite including leadhillite, lanarkite, cerussite, anglesite, pyromorphite, scotlandite, mattheddleite and possibly susannite. Other minerals found were barite, calcite, hemimorphite, and sphalerite.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Peter Briscoe collection
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: vanadinite and descloizite, probably the best yet to be found in England and the secondary lead mineral suite including leadhillite, lanarkite, cerussite, anglesite, pyromorphite, scotlandite, mattheddleite and possibly susannite. Other minerals found were barite, calcite, hemimorphite, and sphalerite.
Lanarkite
Formula: Pb2(SO4)O
Reference: vanadinite and descloizite, probably the best yet to be found in England and the secondary lead mineral suite including leadhillite, lanarkite, cerussite, anglesite, pyromorphite, scotlandite, mattheddleite and possibly susannite. Other minerals found were barite, calcite, hemimorphite, and sphalerite.
Leadhillite
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: vanadinite and descloizite, probably the best yet to be found in England and the secondary lead mineral suite including leadhillite, lanarkite, cerussite, anglesite, pyromorphite, scotlandite, mattheddleite and possibly susannite. Other minerals found were barite, calcite, hemimorphite, and sphalerite.
Mattheddleite
Formula: Pb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
Reference: vanadinite and descloizite, probably the best yet to be found in England and the secondary lead mineral suite including leadhillite, lanarkite, cerussite, anglesite, pyromorphite, scotlandite, mattheddleite and possibly susannite. Other minerals found were barite, calcite, hemimorphite, and sphalerite.
Phosphohedyphane
Formula: Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Peter Briscoe collection
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: vanadinite and descloizite, probably the best yet to be found in England and the secondary lead mineral suite including leadhillite, lanarkite, cerussite, anglesite, pyromorphite, scotlandite, mattheddleite and possibly susannite. Other minerals found were barite, calcite, hemimorphite, and sphalerite.
Susannite ?
Formula: Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: vanadinite and descloizite, probably the best yet to be found in England and the secondary lead mineral suite including leadhillite, lanarkite, cerussite, anglesite, pyromorphite, scotlandite, mattheddleite and possibly susannite. Other minerals found were barite, calcite, hemimorphite, and sphalerite.
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: http://www.rock-site.co.uk/; vanadinite and descloizite, probably the best yet to be found in England and the secondary lead mineral suite including leadhillite, lanarkite, cerussite, anglesite, pyromorphite, scotlandite, mattheddleite and possibly susannite. Other minerals found were barite, calcite, hemimorphite, and sphalerite.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Cerussite'5.AB.15PbCO3
'Leadhillite'5.BF.40Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
'Susannite' ?5.BF.40Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
'Lanarkite'7.BD.40Pb2(SO4)O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Descloizite'8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
'Phosphohedyphane'8.BN.05Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
'Vanadinite'8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
'Hemimorphite'9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
'Mattheddleite'9.AH.25Pb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 17 - COMPOUND CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Leadhillite17.1.2.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Susannite ?17.1.3.1Pb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Lanarkite30.2.1.1Pb2(SO4)O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Mattheddleite52.4.9.6Pb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Phosphohedyphane-Ca2Pb3(PO4)3Cl

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
H MattheddleitePb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
H SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
C SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O CerussitePbCO3
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
O LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
O MattheddleitePb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
O PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
O SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si MattheddleitePb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
PPhosphorus
P PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S BaryteBaSO4
S GalenaPbS
S LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
S LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
S MattheddleitePb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
S SphaleriteZnS
S SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
ClChlorine
Cl MattheddleitePb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
Cl PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
VVanadium
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
ZnZinc
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SphaleriteZnS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb LanarkitePb2(SO4)O
Pb LeadhillitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Pb MattheddleitePb5(SiO4)1.5(SO4)1.5(Cl,OH)
Pb PhosphohedyphaneCa2Pb3(PO4)3Cl
Pb SusannitePb4(CO3)2(SO4)(OH)2
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl

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 Permian
251.902 - 272.95 Ma



ID: 2027769
Zechstein Group

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 272.95 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Zechstein Group

Lithology: Dolomitised limestone and dolomite

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

Late Permian
251.902 - 272.95 Ma



ID: 3133842
Cadeby Formation

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 272.95 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Cadeby Formation

Lithology: Carbonates, consolidated

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]

Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3186080
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 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]

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

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