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Smarts Quarry
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Area of Search Carmarthenshire
Coordinates 51°45′10″N 4°16′07″W / 51.75269°N 4.26863°W / 51.75269; -4.26863
Area 2.6 hectares (0.02600 km2; 0.01004 sq mi)
Notification 1987

Smarts Quarry is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Carmarthenshire, Wales, designated in 1987 for its geological features.


Smarts Quarry SSSI is located approximately 0.5 miles (0.80 km) east-north-east of Mynydd-y-Garreg, and covers 2.6 hectares (6.4 acres).

The SSSI citation for Smart Quarry specifies the importance of "abundant, bivalve produced, stellate feeding traces on a bedding surface" within the Namurian quartzite of the quarry. The citation finds such traces unique within the Namurian basal grits of South Wales and suggestive of an estuarine rather than a shoreline sedimentary deposition of the quarry stone.

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