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North quarry, Dundas Quarry (Redlands Quarry; Lafarge Quarry; Steetley Quarry; Canada Crushed Stone Quarry), West Flamborough Township, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canadai
Regional Level Types
North quarry- not defined -
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° 19' 4'' North , 80° 0' 28'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Ancaster33,232 (2012)11.2km
Hamilton519,949 (2013)14.8km
Burlington164,415 (2010)15.7km
Milton84,362 (2018)24.3km
Cambridge120,372 (2010)25.1km


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).

Regions containing this locality

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Mineral List


22 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Rocks and Minerals for the Collector, Ann P.Sabina, Bancroft-Parry Sound Area and Southern Ontario, GSC Misc. Report 39, 1986
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'
Reference: HAMILTON, O. (1975). RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BITUMEN AND COPPER-LEAD-ZINC MINERALIZATION IN THE MID-SILURIAN CARBONATES IN THE VICINITY OF' (Doctoral dissertation, McMaster University).
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: R. Mielke, 2008
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Rocks & Minerals: 60: 286; Mineralogical Record: 20(5): 391.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Misc. Report 39.
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
Reference: Rocks & Minerals: 60: 286; Mineralogical Record: 20(5): 391; Fluorite: The Collector's Choice. Extra Lapis English No. 9
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Misc. Report 39; R. Mielke 2008
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Misc. Report 39.
Gunningite
Formula: ZnSO4 · H2O
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Misc. Report 39.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Misc. Report 39.
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Misc. Report 39.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Misc. Report 39; R. Mielke 2008
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Misc. Report 39.
Pyrrhotite ?
Formula: Fe7S8
Description: Thus far all pyrrhotite samples have turned out to be marcasite pseudomorph pyrrhotite. There are no confirmed pyrrhotite crystals.
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Misc. Report 39
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Misc. Report 39.
Rozenite
Formula: FeSO4 · 4H2O
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Misc. Report 39.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Misc. Report 39.; Rocks & Minerals: 60: 286.
Sphalerite var: Schalenblende
Reference: Maggie Wilson
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: Geological Survey of Canada Misc. Report 39; R. Mielke 2008
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
Pyrrhotite ?2.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
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
Pyrrhotite ?2.8.10.1Fe7S8
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
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
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 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 BaryteBaSO4
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
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
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb AnglesitePbSO4

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187973
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 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]

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]

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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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