|Name in Swedish:||Kvarnby, Södra Sallerup, Malmö kommun, Skåne län, Sverige|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||55° 35' 2'' North , 13° 6' 33'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||55.58398,13.10944|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Industrial scale of chalk production started in 1864 in Kvarnby and soon there were several factories. In the end of the 19th century deerbones were found in the chalk layers and it was hard to believe that the bones were of similar age as the chalk occurrence. Further investigations proved that they had been left in old shafts for flint. Carbon dating of charcoal showed that mining had occurred between 4000 and 3600 years BC. Several hundred shafts had been dug down to 10 meters in order to get the best flint quality.
A number of smaller quarries exist N&NE of S Sallerup church at Ängdala (in production (-94).
Regions containing this locality
|Eurasian Plate||Tectonic Plate|
Select Mineral List TypeStandard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
4 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Detailed Mineral List:
|ⓘ 'Feldspar Group'|
|ⓘ 'Mica Group'|
|ⓘ Quartz var: Chalcedony|
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides|
|Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates|
|Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates|
|Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES|
|Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES|
|Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks|
|Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with  coordinated Si|
|Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.|
List of minerals for each chemical element
|O||ⓘ Quartz (var: Chalcedony)||SiO2|
|Si||ⓘ Quartz (var: Chalcedony)||SiO2|
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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|Tertiary - Triassic|
2.588 - 251.902 Ma
|Mesozoic-Cenozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Phanerozoic (2.588 - 251.902 Ma)
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. 
|Eocene - Paleocene|
33.9 - 66 Ma
56 - 66 Ma
Age: Paleocene (56 - 66 Ma)
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.