SP5196 : Croft Quarry

taken 10 years ago, near to Croft, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Croft Quarry
Croft Quarry
The quarry can turn out up to 2 million tonnes of granite (granodiorite) per year. It was formed about 500 million years ago from molten igneous materials deep in the earth’s crust. In 1995 planning permission was given to the quarry to take 45 million tonnes of material away. At the current extraction rate this will take over 20 years. When this is done the quarry will be doubled in depth, eventually being 160m below sea level at its deepest point.
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SP5196, 46 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 4 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 8 February, 2008
Category
Quarry   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 511 964 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.8039N 1:14.8382W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 513 970
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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