Heights Quarry, Westgate, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England, UK
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||54° 44' 48'' North , 2° 6' 53'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||54.74670,-2.11497|
|UK National Grid Reference:||NY926391|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Northern Pennine Orefield, England, UK|
The Pennines, England, UK
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
The Heights Quarry works exposures of the Great Limestone for aggregate, and is developed on the former site of the underground Heights Mine. The old underground workings have long been inaccessable for the most part, but recent quarry operations have exposed portions of the Heights South and West Cross veins, once again allowing the occasional recovery of specimens.
10 valid minerals.
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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298.9 - 323.2 Ma
|Late Carboniferous sandstone|
|Bashkirian - Visean|
315.2 - 346.7 Ma
323.2 - 358.9 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 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.