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Griff Quarry, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Warwickshire, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 29' 37'' North , 1° 27' 55'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.49373,-1.46528
GeoHash:G#: gcqfwsjn0
UK National Grid Reference:SP363886
Owned/operated by:MQP Ltd (100%)
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


The site currently produces around 200,000 tonnes of dry stone and 60,000 tonnes of coated materials per annum.

Active hard rock quarry, situated south of Nuneaton. Quarry operations occasionally expose mineral veins up to 10 to 20cm in thickness, mainly comprising of Galena and Sphalerite, particularly on the Western face.

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


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'commodity:Aggregates'
Reference:  
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Paul Render
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Paul Render
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Paul Render
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Paul Render
'Hornblende'
Reference: Paul Render
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Paul Render
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Paul Render
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Paul Render

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Brochantite'7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Hornblende'-

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
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Hornblende'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
SSulfur
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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]

Early Triassic
247.2 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3153167
Early Triassic sandstone

Age: Early Triassic (247.2 - 251.902 Ma)

Lithology: Sandstone

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]

Tremadocian - Late Cambrian
477.7 - 501 Ma



ID: 2036348
Upper Cambrian, Including Tremadoc

Age: Paleozoic (477.7 - 501 Ma)

Lithology: Mudstone, siltstone and sandstone

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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