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Mountsorrel Quarry (Buddon Wood Quarry; Buddon Quarry), Barrow-upon-Soar, Charnwood, Leicestershire, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 43' 53'' North , 1° 10' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.73151,-1.16681
GeoHash:G#: gcr5vrqr7
UK National Grid Reference:SK562150
Owned/operated by:Tarmac
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Large active quarry extracting hard igneous rock (granodiorite).


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13 valid minerals.

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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: 3143835
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]

Silurian - Ordovician
419.2 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 2027513
Unnamed Igneous Intrusion, Ordovician To Silurian

Age: Paleozoic (419.2 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Felsic-rock

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

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