SK8624 : Working face, Sproxton South Quarry

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

Working face, Sproxton South Quarry
Working face, Sproxton South Quarry
The lower north face of the quarry shows the massive, blocky characteristics of the Middle Jurassic Lincolnshire Limestone Formation. Jurassic deposits exposed in this group of quarries include the northern limits of the Northampton Sand ironstone which was of high economic importance in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This is overlain by the Lincolnshire Limestone, which probably represents the northcrn most occurrence of the Middle Jurassic carbonate platform in Europe. Both the ironstone and limestone are important building stones in eastern England and have been exploited since Roman times. This quarry and the Sproxton North Quarry are also important geologically for their examples of rare ammonites and other features and are protected against landfill because of this.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 24 February, 2008
Category
Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 865 247 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.8127N 0:43.0831W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 865 247
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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