Moon's Hill Quarry

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Moon's Hill Quarry
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Moon's Hill Quarry is located in Somerset
Moon's Hill Quarry
Shown within Somerset
Area of Search Somerset
Grid reference ST665460
Coordinates 51°12′44″N 2°28′51″W / 51.21221°N 2.48097°W / 51.21221; -2.48097Coordinates: 51°12′44″N 2°28′51″W / 51.21221°N 2.48097°W / 51.21221; -2.48097
Interest Geological
Area 3.42 hectares (0.0342 km2; 0.0132 sq mi)
Notification 1996 (1996)
Natural England website

Moon's Hill Quarry (grid reference ST665460) is a 3.42 hectare geological Site of Special Scientific Interest at Stoke St Michael in Somerset, notified in 1996[1] and is a Geological Conservation Review site.

The quarry covers some 240 acres (0.97 km2), and is operated by John Wainwright & Co Ltd which purchased it in 1897 and has operated it continuously ever since. The quarry produces Basalt Aggregate known as hardstone and is used for the surface course, the top layer of the road surface.[2]

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