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Leffe Quarry, at "Montorgueil", Leffe
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Caution! All the described sites are private properties or belong to regulated public domains (natural reserves, forests…). An authorization preliminary to any visit or excavation is of course absolutely mandatory.

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Description - Geology
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well known for its floating blonde calcites....and its beer !

On January 1st, 2009, after the demerging of the GRALEX Company, The Leffe quarry is owned by the HOLCIM Company.


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Aerial Views
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© Pictures : MJX, except otherwise specified.



04-03-2010


04-03-2010

Panoramic Views
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© Pictures : MJX, except otherwise specified.



GRALEX quarry - (21-10-2006)

Pictures
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- Careful of my lunch packet! (21-10-2006)

- folds (21-10-2006)

- numbered layers for the production of "castine" for the siderurgy (21-10-2006)

- vertical folds (21-10-2006)

- water for cleaning the cristals (21-10-2006)

- the working face (29-10-2005)

- Details of the fold (29-10-2005)

- Ah! Sorry that we couldn't use this engine ! (24-04-2004)

- upright folds (24-04-2004)

- a geod (24-04-2004)

- another one (24-04-2004)

- the one we discover thank our hard rock drill and we brook down (24-04-2004)

- the one we discover thank our hard rock drill and we brook down (24-04-2004)

- The block had holes like a " gruyère"( more holes….more calcite!!) (24-04-2004)

- The block had holes like a " gruyère"( more holes….more calcite!!) (24-04-2004)

- The block had holes like a " gruyère"( more holes….more calcite!!) (24-04-2004)

- The block had holes like a " gruyère"( more holes….more calcite!!) (24-04-2004)

- hard rock drill for mine's holes (22-03-2003)

- General view (photo MAT) (23-03-2002)

- General view (photo MAT) (23-03-2002)

- a fault in the upright folds of the old quarry (23-03-2002)

- numbered folds (more than 100…a stratotype??) (23-03-2002)

- A Giant…. (23-03-2002)
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Data Base : Fossils
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Data Base : Minerals
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aragonite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
sur cristaux de calcite (coll MJX)
aragonite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
sur cristaux de calcite (coll MJX)
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
coll MAT
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
photo & coll MSA
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
photo & coll MSA
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
photo & coll GLO
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
recouverte de pyrolusite - photo & coll GLO
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
coll MJX
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
coll MJX - distance entre les rainures 5cm
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
coll MJX - distance entre les rainures 5cm
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
macle - coll MJX
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
macle "papillon" - coll MJX
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
géode - coll MJX
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
géode - coll MJX
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
Etranges cristaux de calcite recouverts d'aragonite (coll MJX)
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
Etranges cristaux de calcite recouverts d'aragonite (coll MJX)
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
avec cristallisation secondaire - (photo JDV)
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
avec cristallisation secondaire - (photo JDV)
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
avec cristallisation secondaire - (photo JDV)
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
avec cristallisation secondaire - (photo JDV)
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
coll MJX
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
(photo GLR coll RLS)
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
(photo GLR coll RLS)
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
(photo GLR coll RLS)
calcite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
(photo GLR coll RLS)
pyrolusite
Montorgueil - carrière Gralex
sur calcite - photo & coll GLO

Links-miscellaneous
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400
GRALEX quarry of Leffe
http://www.cmpb.net/fr/le...
402
GRALEX quarry of Leffe (2)
http://www.gralex.be/main...



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