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Dundas Quarry (Redlands Quarry; Lafarge Quarry; Steetley Quarry; Canada Crushed Stone Quarry), West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canadai
Regional Level Types
Dundas Quarry (Redlands Quarry; Lafarge Quarry; Steetley Quarry; Canada Crushed Stone Quarry)Quarry (Active)
West Flamborough TownshipTownship
Wentworth Co.County
OntarioProvince
CanadaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
43° 17' 27'' North , 79° 59' 27'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Quarry (Active) - last checked 2018
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Ancaster33,232 (2012)8.1km
Hamilton519,949 (2013)12.3km
Burlington164,415 (2010)16.3km
Binbrook8,796 (2018)23.8km
Milton84,362 (2018)26.6km
Owned/operated by:


There are currently (2008) 3 pits in existence. One active and two being used for storage and processing. There was a fourth pit (Brow Pit) that was closed sometime in the 1920's(?). It was subsequently used as a garbage dump and is now landscaped. There have been several owners of the pits, the most recent being LaFarge Ltd. This was preceded by Steetley Industries (1951 - ?) which operated two pits fronting on Highway 5, which, in turn, was preceded by Canada Crushed Stone (1912 - 1951).
All quarries and their names reflect a continuous operation with the name changes tracking the historical progression of ownership and the several pits which were consecutively and concurrently worked. The pit currently being worked is LafargeDundas North Quarry (from the sign at the entrance 2008).

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23 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Misc. Report 39.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Habit: In crusts
Colour: yellow white
Description: Twice analysed (PXRD?) by the Royal Ontario Museum. See Liz Fodi's message: http://www.mindat.org/forum.php?read,105,236364,310892#msg-310892
Reference: There are 3 images of specimens from this locality showing a yellowish-white material labeled 'Dolomite'. This was tested and verified by the Royal Ontario Museum as barite 8 years ago. It was tested and again verified at the ROM in the past year by Tony Steede as BARITE.;
'Bitumen'
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Misc. Report 39.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Misc. Report 39.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Galena
Formula: PbS
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Gunningite
Formula: ZnSO4 · H2O
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Rozenite
Formula: FeSO4 · 4H2O
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Trail,R.J. 1980, Catalogue of Canadian Minerals, GSC Paper 80-18
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Sphalerite var: Schalenblende
Reference: Maggie Wilson
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Misc. Report 39.
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: Andrew Haighton Collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
var: Schalenblende2.CB.05aZnS
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Gunningite7.CB.05ZnSO4 · H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var: Selenite7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Rozenite7.CB.15FeSO4 · 4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Bitumen'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Wurtzite2.8.7.1(Zn,Fe)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gunningite29.6.2.5ZnSO4 · H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Rozenite29.6.6.1FeSO4 · 4H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Bitumen'-
Gypsum
var: Selenite
-CaSO4 · 2H2O
Sphalerite
var: Schalenblende
-ZnS

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GunningiteZnSO4 · H2O
H RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C StrontianiteSrCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O CelestineSrSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O StrontianiteSrCO3
O AragoniteCaCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GunningiteZnSO4 · H2O
O RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
O CerussitePbCO3
O AnglesitePbSO4
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O BaryteBaSO4
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S CelestineSrSO4
S Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SulphurS8
S GunningiteZnSO4 · H2O
S RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
S AnglesitePbSO4
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S BaryteBaSO4
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe RozeniteFeSO4 · 4H2O
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn GunningiteZnSO4 · H2O
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb AnglesitePbSO4

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Sabina, Ann P. (1986) Rocks and Minerals for the Collector: Bancroft-Parry Sound Area and Southern Ontario. GSC Misc. Report 39, 143.
Mineralogical Record: 20(5): 391.
Mineralogical Record (1989): 20: 463.
Rocks & Minerals: 60: 286.

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