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Warchenne quarry, Waimes (Weismes), Liège, Wallonia, Belgiumi
Regional Level Types
Warchenne quarryQuarry
Waimes (Weismes)Municipality
LiègeProvince
WalloniaRegion
BelgiumCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 25' 29'' North , 6° 4' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Waimes6,661 (2012)2.3km
Malmédy11,514 (2012)3.9km
Butgenbach5,516 (2011)8.6km
Amblève5,221 (2011)10.0km
Stavelot6,646 (2011)11.3km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Carrière de la Warchenne, Waimes (Weismes), Malmédy, Province de Liège, Belgique


An active quarry located north of the road leading from Waimes to Malmédy.

The quarry is currently under operation by Bodarwé & Fils S.A. Operation started at the end of the 19th century, primarily to aid in the construction of the railroad from Malmédy to Montjoie. In 1953, operation resumed and at its peak, the quarry had a yearly output of 420 million kg of quartzite.
In 1990 the infrastructure of the quarry got updated, and the current annual production is around 350 million kg.

Access to the quarry is restricted.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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7 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Allophane
Formula: (Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Reference: http://perso.infonie.be/jose.dehove/photos/Waimes.htm
Cacoxenite
Formula: Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Reference: http://perso.infonie.be/jose.dehove/photos/Waimes.htm
Faustite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Habit: powdery coatings
Colour: bluish-white
Reference: http://perso.infonie.be/jose.dehove/photos/Waimes.htm (ID by Prof. Van Tassel) Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., Van Der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème édition, Muséum des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles, Belgium, 304 pages (in French).
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Phosphosiderite
Formula: FePO4 · 2H2O
Reference: http://perso.infonie.be/jose.dehove/photos/Waimes.htm
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Cacoxenite8.DC.40Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Faustite8.DD.15(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Phosphosiderite8.CD.05FePO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Allophane9.ED.20(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Phosphosiderite40.4.3.2FePO4 · 2H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Faustite42.9.3.3(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Miscellaneous
Cacoxenite42.13.5.1Fe3+24AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Allophane71.1.5.1(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Faustite(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
H CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
H PhosphosideriteFePO4 · 2H2O
OOxygen
O Faustite(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
O CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
O PhosphosideriteFePO4 · 2H2O
AlAluminium
Al Faustite(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
Al Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
Al CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Allophane(Al2O3)(SiO2)1.3-2 · 2.5-3H2O
PPhosphorus
P Faustite(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
P CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
P PhosphosideriteFePO4 · 2H2O
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe CacoxeniteFe243+AlO6(PO4)17(OH)12 · 75H2O
Fe PhosphosideriteFePO4 · 2H2O
CuCopper
Cu Faustite(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O
ZnZinc
Zn Faustite(Zn,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8 · 4H2O

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