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Montijos quarry, Monte Redondo, Leiria, Leiria District, Portugal

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 53' 1'' North , 8° 50' 37'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 39.88375,-8.84361
Other regions containing this locality:Iberian Peninsula
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Pedreira dos Montijos, Monte Redondo, Leiria, Distrito de Leiria, Portugal

Inactive dolerite/ophite quarry.

In the area known as "Montijos quarry" there were three distinct mining concessions:
1 - "Quinta dos Montijos" concession no. 1102, exploited by Pedreiras de Monte Redondo, Lda, closed on August 17, 1966.
2 - "Montijos no. 1" concession no. 1323, exploited by Domingos Pereira Amado and Others, closed on January 24, 1972.
3 - "Cabeço da Quinta" concession no. 917, exploited by Sociedade de Paralelepípedos do Sul, Lda, closed on May 31, 1973.

Mineral List

21 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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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0 - 2.588 Ma

ID: 1380003
Quaternary sedimentary rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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Pimentel, Ricardo; Nunes, Rui; De Ascenção Guedes, Roger; Meisser, Nicolas; Martaud, Alain (2009): Minéralogie de la Carrière de Montijos, Portugal. Le Règne Minéral, 87, 13-27.
Mineral collecting at Monte Redondo, Portugal by Richard V. Gaines, Jan-Fev 1971, The Mineralogical Record.

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