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Mancetter Quarry (Oldbury Hill Quarry), Atherstone, North Warwickshire, Warwickshire, England, UKi
Regional Level Types
Mancetter Quarry (Oldbury Hill Quarry)Quarry
AtherstoneCivil Parish
North WarwickshireDistrict
WarwickshireCounty
EnglandConstituent Country
UKCountry

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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
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Hartshill12,479 (2015)1.8km
Atherstone11,237 (2018)2.1km
Nuneaton92,698 (2017)6.6km
Higham on the Hill840 (2018)7.4km
Attleborough9,817 (2011)7.8km


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

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
British IslesGroup of Islands
West Midlands, England, UKRegion

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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:

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

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Langite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Natrojarosite7.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, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Chlorite Group'-
Natrojarosite-NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals for each chemical element

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