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Bardon Hill Quarry
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search Leicestershire
Interest Geological
Area 58.2 hectares
Notification 1987
Location map Magic Map

Bardon Hill Quarry is a 58.2 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Coalville in Leicestershire. It is a Geological Conservation Review site.

This quarry has been operated for over 400 years and produces three million tonnes of rock a year, 15% of UK output. It exposes rocks from an andesitic Precambrian volcano, similar to the 1995 Montserrat eruption, about 570 million years ago. There are veins of quartz containing copper and gold.

There is no public access to the site.

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