Nīgrande Limestone Quarry, Nīgrande Parish, Saldus Municipality, Kurzeme Region, Latviai
|Regional Level Types|
|Nīgrande Limestone Quarry||Quarry (Flooded)|
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
56° 30' 6'' North , 22° 3' 54'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Quarry (Flooded) - last checked 2019
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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.
Regions containing this locality
|Eurasian Plate||Tectonic Plate|
|Soviet Union (1922-1991)||Country (Former)|
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