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Beez, Namur, Namur Province, Belgium

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 50° 28' 36'' North , 4° 55' 21'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 50.47694,4.92250
GeoHash:G#: u0gx0j03w
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.


Mineral List


37 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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Carboniferous
298.9 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3157740
Carboniferous limestone

Age: Carboniferous (298.9 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{limestone}, Minor{dolomite/dolostone,coal,claystone}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3186341
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 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. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License



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References

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Hatert, F., Deliens, M., Fransolet, A.-M., and Van der Meersche, E. (2002) Les minéraux de Belgique. 2ème edition.
Blondieau, M., Hatert, F., and Defoy, M. (2012) Minéralogie de la carrière de Beez, Province de Namur (Belgique). Le Règne Minéral, 104, 5-26.
Van Goethem, I. and Vercammen, A.C. (1983) Bariet en andere mineralen van Beez. Geonieuws, 8ste jaargang, n° 2 (February 1983), 32-36 (in Dutch).

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