De Lank Quarries

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De Lank Quarries, Hantergantick.

De Lank Quarries (grid reference SX101753) is a 54-acre geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in St Breward parish, north Cornwall, England, UK, notified in 1994. The quarry takes its name from the De Lank river.

The quarry produces typical biotite granites and are of such quality that a slab now forms the base section of the reception desk[1] at the Geological Society of London. Other notable structures built of De Lank granite are the fourth Eddystone Lighthouse, 1882; the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London and the New Parliamentary Building in Whitehall, London [2]

A branch of the Bodmin and Wadebridge railway served the De Lank quarry.

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  1. ^ Robinson E (2007) Desk Job, Geoscientist 17(5), 10-11, ISSN 0961-5628
  2. ^ Cornish Mining Development Association (2007) Annual Report for 2006

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Coordinates: 50°32′48″N 4°40′54″W / 50.54655°N 4.68173°W / 50.54655; -4.68173