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Sansón quarry (Sanson quarry), Santa Creu d'Olorda, Collserola mountain range, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Baix Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Name(s) in local language(s):Pedrera Sansón (pedrera Sanson), Santa Creu d´Olorda, Serra de Collserola, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Baix Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalunya (Cataluña), España


Old quarry whose operation began in 1920 in the southeast foothill of Puig d’Olorda. The works were enlargement by the addition of another older quarry called Can Ferrers o Can Farrés, located further north, with both quarries then included in Sanson concession. Most parts of the quarry are within the Sant Feliu de Llobregat township, although the northern front of the open pit is within the Molins de Rei township and the east front of the open pit is within the Barcelona township.
In this quarry Silurian-Devonian limestone were extracted for cement manufacturing. The calcareous levels overlay black Silurian slates in some areas. The quarry was open until the end of the 90's and now is undergoing a process of restoration.

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References

- Bareche, E. (2005): "Els minerals de Catalunya: segle XX". Grup Mineralògic Català & Institució Catalana d'Historia Natural. Barcelona.

- Calvo Rebollar, M.(2009 ). Minerales y Minas de España. Volumen IV . Óxidos e hidróxidos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas - Fundación Gómez Pardo, Madrid.

- Calvo Rebollar, M.(2012 ). Minerales y Minas de España. Volumen V . Carbonatos y nitratos.Boratos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas - Fundación Gómez Pardo, Madrid.

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