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Mancetter Quarry (Oldbury Hill Quarry), Atherstone, North Warwickshire, Warwickshire, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 33' 21'' North , 1° 32' 44'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.55611,-1.54566
GeoHash:G#: gcqfuzd3x
UK National Grid Reference:SP308955
Owned/operated by:Tarmac
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Active hard rock quarry approximately 1 mile South of Atherstone. Geological environment very similar to that of nearby Griff Quarry to the South of Nuneaton. Mineralogically very much less productive in terms of abundance and quality of specimens.

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


16 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'commodity:Aggregates'
Reference:  
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Paul Render
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Paul Render
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Paul Render
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Paul Render
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Paul Render
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Paul Render
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Paul Render
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Paul Render
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Paul Render
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Paul Render
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Paul Render
Langite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Paul Render
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Paul Render
Natrojarosite
Formula: NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Paul Render
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Paul Render
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Paul Render
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Paul Render

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Pyrolusite'4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Aragonite'5.AB.15CaCO3
'Aurichalcite'5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
'Langite'7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
'Natrojarosite'7.BC.10NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
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 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Langite31.4.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Chlorite Group'-
Natrojarosite-NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AragoniteCaCO3
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O HematiteFe2O3
O LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
NaSodium
Na NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
S NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn SphaleriteZnS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
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]

Late Triassic - Middle Triassic
201.3 - 247.2 Ma



ID: 3157571
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]

Tremadocian - Late Cambrian
477.7 - 501 Ma



ID: 2036586
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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