Demix-Varennes quarry, Saint-Amable sill, Varennes & St-Amable, Lajemmerais RCM, Montérégie, Québec, Canada
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||45° 40' 1'' North , 73° 20' 35'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||45.66722,-73.34333|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
Formerly: Demix-Varennes quarry, Saint-Amable sill, Varennes & St-Amable, Verchères Co., Québec, Canada
The Demix-Varennes quarry is an operating quarry and has been characterized by some collectors as a "mini Mont Saint-Hilaire" because of the similarity of its mineralogy(see Mineral. Rec. 29, 83-118). The quarry is exploiting an alkaline sill 12-20 m thick that covers a large area. It is on the municipal boundary of the towns of Varennes and Saint-Amable, hence both names are in the locality string. The gate of the quarry is located at the Varennes end but the workings and crushing plant are in St-Amable (approx. 1.6 km from the gate).
128 valid minerals. 3 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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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252.17 - 541 Ma
|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.