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Black Mountain Quarry, Belfast
Rec. Number:551File Number:  
ESCC:EA
Locality Type:Quarry (working) Status: PASSI
Grid Reference: X32803723 Centroid
County: Antrim District:
Period:Tertiary
Stages:No data
Lithostrat:Antrim Lava Group, Lower Basalt Formation
Site Description

Black Mountain Quarry, Belfast, Co.Antrim, May 1997.
Highlights:
Tertiary basalt with zeolite minerals.
Introduction:
This is an active, deeply excavated quarry in the Lower Basalt Formation, quarried for roadstone etc. by White Mountain Quarries Ltd.
Description:
Purple vesicular basalt contains analcime, natrolite, mesolite, chabazite and calcite.
Black Mountain Quarry, Belfast, Co.Antrim, May 1997: phacolite (variety of chabazite).
In one loose block, excellent twinned crystals of phacolite (variety of chabazite) were found. Black basalt contains apophyllite and gyrolite.
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Keywords
Minerals:Analcime, Calcite, Chabazite, Gyrolite, Natrolite, Zeolites, Mesolite, Apophyllite, Phacolite
Rocks:Basalt
FossilGroups:No data
Fossil List:
Products:Roadstone
Structures:vesicles
Relations:No Data
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Measurements
Length:No dataWidth:No dataHeight:No data
Depth:No dataArea:No data  
Access
Approach:Not entered
Restrictions:Not entered
Planning: 
Management:Monitor regularly and collect fresh specimens as material becomes available. The site is inappropriate for public access due to high cliff faces, which render the quarry hazardous.
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Uses
Uses:Active, deep quarry.
Potential:Not entered
Educ. Level:Not entered
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Map No:None entered
Rec Type ESCR report Recorder: R. Nawaz and N.R. Moles
Enterer: E M Porter
Updates: 14 Jul 2006 / 16 Sep 2003 / 27 JAN 01 / 13 JAN 01
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