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North quarry, Dundas Quarry (Redland; Quarry; Lafarge Quarry; Steetly Quarry; Steetley Quarry; Canada Crushed Stone Quarry), West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 19' 4'' North , 80° 0' 28'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 43.31778,-80.00778
GeoHash:G#: dpxn7mu07
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


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 Hwy 5, which was 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).


Commodity List

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Mineral List


22 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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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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Paleozoic
252.17 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187973
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Silurian
419.2 - 443.8 Ma



ID: 3294934
Guelph

Age: Silurian (419.2 - 443.8 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Guelph Formation

Description: massive, light brown dolostone

Comments: tan to brown, fine- to medium-crystalline, sucrosic dolostone; fossiliferous, locally biohermal; Bruce Peninsula area: lower part includes bituminous, locally laminated, grey-brown to black dolostone (Eramosa Mb)

Reference: Armstrong, D.K, and J.E.P. Dodge. Paleozoic geology of southern Ontario. Ontario Geological Survey Miscellaneous Release–Data 219. [180]

Late Silurian
419.2 - 427.4 Ma



ID: 616180
Guelph Formation

Age: Silurian (419.2 - 427.4 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Guelph Formation

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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References

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

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