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Nīgrande Limestone Quarry, Nīgrande Parish, Saldus Municipality, Kurzeme Region, Latviai
Regional Level Types
Nīgrande Limestone QuarryQuarry (Flooded)
Nīgrande ParishParish
Saldus MunicipalityMunicipality
Kurzeme RegionRegion

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
56° 30' 6'' North , 22° 3' 54'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Quarry (Flooded) - last checked 2019
Nearest Settlements:
Skrunda2,659 (2018)19.8km
Mazeikiai41,309 (2014)26.4km
Priekule2,550 (2016)29.8km
Saldus12,224 (2016)31.5km
Seda1,224 (2016)37.1km

The Nīgrande Limestone Quarry worked on a Permian limestone deposit and is located in the Nīgrande Parish near Alši village.

In the 16th century, limestone was already mined in this area and used in construction. In 1906 in Alši a limestone firing pit furnace was built which produced lime. Lime production continued until the 1990s. Later the quarry was flooded. Nowadays only part of the quarry wall is available. The quarry isn't rich in mineral specimens (our group didn't find any specimens here).

Limestone is very soft (like chalk) and this is a very interesting feature of it.

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Soviet Union (1922-1991)Country (Former)

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