Beez, Namur, Namur Province, Belgium
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||50° 28' 37'' North , 4° 55' 21'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||50.47694,4.92250|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Carrière de Beez|
Active limestone quarry, located ca. 5 km east of the Namur city centre, north of the village of Beez.
The quarry is currently operated by Sagrex, part of the Heidelbergcement Group, after being taken over from the Gralex Association following their reorganization in 2009. The relationship between the quarry management and mineralogists can be an example for other quarries in the region. Permits to enter the quarry for mineralogical prospection can be requested from the quarry management, and are regularly given to mineral clubs.
Together with the Landelies quarry (http://www.mindat.org/loc-296.html), the Beez quarry is among the finest sources of Belgian calcites.
37 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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358.9 - 443.8 Ma
|Silurian-Devonian sedimentary rocks|
Blondieau, M., Hatert, F. et Defoy, M. (2012) - Minéralogie de la carrière de Beez, Province de Namur (Belgique). Le Règne Minéral, 104, 5-26.