|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||45° 19' 5'' North , 77° 25' 32'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||45.31806,-77.42556|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Bancroft area (Bancroft district), Ontario, Canada|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||(Quadeville West Mine; Wal-Gem West Quarry)|
A pit in a granite pegmatite located about north of Quadeville. The occurrence is made up of two mines: Beryl Pit Quadeville East Mine) (Beryl Pit), and the Quadeville West Mine (Rose Quartz Quarry).
The Rose Quartz Quarry was originally opened up for beryl by Renfrew Minerals Limited in 1935 but results proved to be disappointing. The company, however, operated the deposit for feldspar and extracted 612 t in a two-year period. From 1948 until 1950, Canadian Beryllium Mines & Alloys Limited worked the deposit for beryl and feldspar.
In the early 1970's, the mine was owned by McCoy, the owner of a rock shop just west of Quadeville.
Rose Quartz is now being extracted. The openings, extending from west to east, consist of a T shaped cut in which rose quartz is exposed, an open cut 40 m by 24 m, and an open cut 6 m by 23 m, from which beryl is obtained.
The Rose Quartz Quarry is a fee for collecting site but can only be visited by appointment.
15 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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|Neoproterozoic - Mesoproterozoic|
541 - 1600 Ma
|Alkalic plutonic rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1600 Ma)
Comments: Grenville Province Central Metasedimentary Belt
Reference: Ontario Geological Survey. 1:250 000 scale bedrock geology of Ontario. ISBN 978-1-4435-5705-4. Miscellaneous Release–Data 126 - Revision 1. 
1400 - 1600 Ma
|Mesoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Calymmian (1400 - 1600 Ma)
Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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.