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Griff Quarry, Nuneaton, 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.


Commodity List

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


Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

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 - 252.17 Ma



ID: 3153167
Early Triassic sandstone

Age: Early Triassic (247.2 - 252.17 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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