Llanelwedd Quarry, Builth Wells, Powys, Wales, UK
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||52° 9' 30'' North , 3° 23' 14'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||52.1586013418, -3.3874381469|
|UK National Grid Reference:||SO051521|
|Other/historical region names associated with this locality:||Radnorshire|
Many of the buildings in Builth Wells including the Market Hall, built in 1876, and perhaps the town's finest building, were built from stone from Llanelwedd Quarry. Additionally, much of the facing and other dressed stone used in the construction of the Elan Valley dams was obtained from here.
Llanelwedd Quarry produced the first occurrence of laumontite in Wales.
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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|Silurian - Ordovician|
419.2 - 485.4 Ma
|Unnamed Igneous Intrusion, Ordovician To Silurian|