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Ardglen Quarry (State Rail Quarry), Ardglen, Buckland Co., New South Wales, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 44' 21'' South , 150° 46' 49'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -31.73917,150.78028
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate

The quarry is located on the western side of the New England Highway.
The quarry has developed into two distinct quarry areas, the later slightly further west.

Cavities in Tertiary basalt flows and breccia zones.

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Ardglen Quarry, Ardglen, New South Wales by Keith Compton

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19 valid minerals.

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33.9 - 56 Ma

ID: 693544
Liverpool Range Volcanics

Age: Eocene (33.9 - 56 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Liverpool Range Volcanics

Description: Basalt, dolerite, polymictic conglomerate, quartzose sandstone, shale bole, gravel, siltstone, carbonaceous claystone.

Comments: igneous mafic volcanic; sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous mafic volcanic; sedimentary siliciclastic

Reference: Raymond, O.L., Liu, S., Gallagher, R., Zhang, W., Highet, L.M. Surface Geology of Australia 1:1 million scale dataset 2012 edition. Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia). [5]

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Mineralogical Record: 19(6): 397.

England, Brian M. (2000) Additonal Na-rich zeolite species and their associations from Ardglen, New South Wales. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 6, 33-40.

Tschernich, R.(1992) Zeolites of the World, p.48.

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