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Cliffe Hill Quarry, Stanton under Bardon, Leicestershire, England, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 52° 41' 40'' North , 1° 18' 32'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 52.69465,-1.30916
GeoHash:G#: gcr5f0y8w
Owned/operated by:MQP Ltd (100%)
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


The quarry currently produces up to 4.5 million tonnes of Markfieldite granite aggregate per year and predominantly supplies the construction and road building industry.

Whilst there have been quarrying operations since the 19th Century at Old Cliffe Hill Quarry, Markfield, it was in the late 1980's that the construction and commencement of operations at New Cliffe Hill Quarry began.

Today Old and New Cliffe are linked by a 714m tunnel, which was completed in 2003. The aim behind the tunnel was to release some 60 million tonnes of previously sterilized high quality granite.

Coordinates are pointing roughly in the middle of the tunnel between the two quarries.


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49 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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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: 3157571
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]

Triassic
201.3 - 252.17 Ma



ID: 2030469
Triassic Rocks (Undifferentiated)

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 252.17 Ma)

Lithology: Mudstone, siltstone and sandstone

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

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