Located at Neufvilles, near Soignies, the Clypot quarry produces 700,000 tons of hard limestone aggregates each year mainly for the construction industry in northern and central Belgium.
This quarry also has the particularity of hosting another industrial activity on the site, i.e. the extraction and shaping of small granite stone by the company Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge.
The site covers 160 hectares and the limestone formations quarried belong to the upper Tournaisian period. The deposits consist of 3 geologic veins:
- Raches: dark grey colour, clay and fossile-bearing (Malon Fontaine limestone).
- Small granite: blue-grey to grey-black limestone (quarried for cutting stone)
- Cliquantes: bright grey coloured limestone base under the small granite