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Käskorb sand pit, Kelmis (La Calamine), Plombières-Vieille Montagne-Moresnet mining district (Plombières-Altenberg-Moresnet mining district), Liège, Wallonia, Belgiumi
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Käskorb sand pitPit
Kelmis (La Calamine)Municipality
Plombières-Vieille Montagne-Moresnet mining district (Plombières-Altenberg-Moresnet mining district)Mining District
LiègeProvince
WalloniaRegion
BelgiumCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 43' 40'' North , 6° 1' 16'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
La Calamine10,232 (2011)1.3km
Wolfhaag125 (2017)3.7km
Plombières9,596 (2011)4.5km
Vaals6,970 (2017)4.8km
Raren175 (2017)4.8km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Sablière Käskorb, La Calamine


A sandpit, in use from the 1960's until the 1980's producing sand for road fillings.
The quarry exploited a dune formed in the Upper Cretaceous period. The locality produced some very fine petrified wood, all driftwood from quite a lot of different species.
The quarry is now completely overgrown with trees and bushes.

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2 valid minerals.

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List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Petrified Wood'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Petrified Wood'-
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2

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