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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, -8.843606
Name(s) in local language(s):Pedreira dos Montijos, Monte Redondo, Leiria, Distrito de Leiria, Portugal
Other regions containing this locality:Iberian Peninsula

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.

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21 valid minerals.

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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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