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Guelph Dolime Quarry, Guelph Township, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 31' 16'' North , 80° 15' 31'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 43.52111,-80.25861
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Other names for this quarry in the past have been: GUELPH LIME LTD-GUELPH QUARRY , CARMEUSE LIME (BEACHVILLE) LTD-GUELPH QUARRY , CANDIAN GYPSUM1, BEACHVILLE LIME , CHRISTIE HENDERSON , DOFASCO , FATHER DOYLE , GEORGE KENNEDY , JOHN HOWITT - , STANDARD WHITE LIME , WINGFIELD

The quarry exposes 16 m of Middle Silurian Guelph Fm underlain by 3 m of Amabel Fm. The Amabel Fm (Eramosa Member) consists thin-bedded, coarse crystalline dark brown bituminous dolostone.Overlying this is 5.5 m of transitiona Eramosa-Gulph Fm dolostone which are grey-green, med-crystalline,massive, fossiliferous dolostones. Ovelying this is 2.5 m of pure white to buff coloured fine to med. crystalline, massive dolostone of Guelph Fm. Overburden is composed of 8-12 m coarse sand.

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4 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Late Silurian
419.2 - 427.4 Ma



ID: 616180
Guelph Formation

Age: Silurian (419.2 - 427.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Guelph Formation

Comments:

Lithology: Sandstone, shale, dolostone, siltstone

Reference: Ontario Geological Survey. 1:250 000 scale bedrock geology of Ontario. ISBN 978-1-4435-5705-4. Miscellaneous Release–Data 126 - Revision 1. [1]

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MDI Number: MDI40P09SW00002

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