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Canadian Red Granite quarry, Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, Argenteuil RCM, Laurentides, Québec, Canada

Latitude: 45°40'5"N
Longitude: 74°34'48"W
(French version at bottom)

This locality was visited on November 15th, 2011.

The quarry seems to be active, but no machinery was present. A blast pile was partly eaten away, and crushed on-site as gravel.

The following was drawn from the "fîche de gîte" (Deposit File) of the MRNF (Ministère des ressources naturelles et de la faune) :

The Chatham-Grenville Syenite is coarsely grained, with an orange-brown color due to the prominence of hematized potassic feldspar. In the West part of the quarry, the rock is rather grey.

No mineralisation was observed, except for a partly smokey quartz veinule crossing the stripped-out top of the quarry.




Visite de la localité le 15 novembre 2011.

Cette carrière semble être en exploitation, mais il n'y avait aucune machinerie lors de la visite. Un tas de dynamitage était en partie ramassé, et avait été transformé en gravier.

Les données suivantes ont été tirées de la fîche de gîte du MRNF (Ministère des ressources naturelles et de la faune) :

La syénite de Chatham-Grenville est à grain moyen, et de couleur brun orangé en raison de la prédominance du feldspath potassique hématisé. Dans la partie ouest de la carrière, la couleur de la pierre est plutôt grise.

Aucune minéralisation n'a été observée, hormis une longue veinule de quartz partiellement enfumé traversant le sommet dénudé de la carrière.

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References

- Bellemare, Y. (2000): Inventaire des carrieres de Pierre, region du Sud-ouest du Quebec. Fiche de gîte du MRN. MB-2000-01

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