|Name(s) in local language(s):||Nui Dinh, Ba Ria Mo Da|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||10° 30' 43'' North , 107° 8' 29'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||10.51222,107.14139|
|Köppen climate type:||Aw : Tropical savanna, wet|
|Other/historical names associated with this locality:||Dinh Mountain, Ba Ria Granite Quarry|
Ba Ria Granite Quarry is one of the several quarries around Dinh Mountain (Nui Dinh in Vietnamese) which is a granite/granodiorite batholith of the Cretaceous Deo Ca Complex that intruded the rhyolite/trachyrhyolite Nha Trang Complex. This batholith is NW-SE oriented and is about 85 square km in size. Several faults NE-SW oriented are dissecting this massif which is resulting in two main culmination, Nui Dinh to the south close to Ba Ria with a maximum elevation of 504m and Nui Thi Vai to the NW close to Phu My with maximum elevation of 467m.
The quarry is active and the granite, a pink porphyritic granite with K-Feldspar, quartz, plagioclase and minor biotite, is quarried for building and lapidary purposes, seems that the best quality material is even exported abroad, to Singapore.
Miarolitic cavities and vugs with quartz, epidote, calcite and K-feldspar are very common and with size varying from few centimetres up to one meter.
Regions containing this locality
|Sunda Plate||Tectonic Plate|
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Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
3 valid minerals.
Detailed Mineral List:
|ⓘ 'K Feldspar'|
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides|
|Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates|
|Group 9 - Silicates|
|Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES|
|Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups|
|Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in  and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)|
|Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks|
|Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with  coordinated Si|
|Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.|
List of minerals for each chemical element
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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2.588 - 23.03 Ma
|Cenozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 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.