MINERAL INVENTORY FILE NO.
866
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PRODUCT
Dolomite
NTS AREA
62H14NE
REF.
DOL 1
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NAME OF PROPERTY
Little Stony Mountain (Little Mountain)
OWNER OF OPERATOR ADDRESS
(Corporation of the City of Winnipeg)
(Little Stony Mountain Quarry Co.)
OBJECT LOCATED
Dolomite Quarries (2)
MINING DIVISION
Winnipeg
Latitude
49 57'40"
Longitude
97 14'35"
Uncertainty (m)
50m
UTM Zone
_____
Easting
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Northing
_______
L.S./Quarter Section
___
Section
SW1/4 - 34
NW1/4 - 26
Township
11
Range
2 EPM
DESCRIPTION OF DEPOSIT
Little Stony Mountain is a low ridge running north-south. The city of Winnipeg quarry is on the eastern side of the ridge, and Egan's quarry is a short distance farther south. The city quarry was sunk through 0.3-2.5 m of overburden, 1.5-5 m of finely crystalline dolomite of the Gunton Member and 1.2 m of yellow mottled argillaceous dolomite of the Penitentiary Member of the Ordovician Stony Mountain Formation.
Chemical Properties: Ca C03: 49.09-55.87%, Mg C03: 45.06-40.24%. For chemical analyses see Goudge (1944) and Wells (1905).
Uses: Crushed stone for street paving, curb stones, lime, dimension stone.
ASSOCIATED MINERALS OR PRODUCTS OF VALUE
N/A
HISTORY OF EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Little Stony Mountain quarry is located in SW1/4 Sec. 34, tp. 11 r. 2E within the perimeter highway surrounding Winnipeg. Egan's quarry is in the NW1/4 of sec. 26, across the road allowance to the south.
1850: Around 1850 burning of lime was undertaken on a fairly large scale. A railway spur was connected from Moore siding on the Canadian Pacific Railway (about 1.5 km to the southwest) to the quarry site.
1855: Production of lime ceased about this year.
1896: The City of Winnipeg purchased 32 hectares of land from Lord Strathcona.
1898: Production of crushed stone for road building and of stone curbing was begun. The curb stones were cut by hand in the quarry and, like the crushed stone, were hauled to the loading site by horsedrawn wagons running on narrow gauge track.
1900: Two quarries were in operation; the City quarry and Egan's quarry (a short distance further south). The City quarry produced dimension and foundation stone as well as crushed stone. It was 90 m long and 45 m wide.
1904: This was the peak production year for the City quarry. It was the last year of operation of Egan's quarry by the Little Stony Mountain Quarry Co.
1905: The City quarry wa now 450 m square and the increased thickness of the overburden as quarry size increased resulted in operations becoming uneconomic. A quarry site was purchased at Stony Mountain. (See M.I. card 62I/3 DOL 1). The entire plant and most of the town was dismantled, transported to Stony Mountain by horse and sleigh, and reassembled at Stony Mountain during the winter.
HISTORY OF PRODUCTION
1850 - from about 1850 to 1885 burning of lime was undertaken on a fairly large scale.
1989 - Production of crushed stone for road building and of curbstones was begun by the city.
1900 - This was the peak production year for the City quarry. It was th elast year Little Stony Mountain Quarry Company operated Egan's quarry.
1905 - Operations ceased and the plant was moved to Stony Mountain.
Shipping Point: Little Stony Mountain
Material Shipped: Crushed stone
Destination: Winnipeg
Distance from mine - about 9 km.
Carrier - Rail
REFERENCES
Baillie, A.D.
1952: Ordovician Geology of Lake Winnipeg and Adjacent Areas; Manitoba Mines Branch, Publ. 51-6, p. 18-21.
Dowling, D.B. (and Tyrrell)
1900: Report on the Geology of the West Shore and Islands of Lake Winnipeg; Geological Survey of Canada, Ann. Rept. 1898, p. 90F-92F.
Goudge, M.F.
1944: Limestones of Canada, Their Occurrence and Characteristics, Part V Western Canada; No. 811, Mines Branch, Ottawa, p. 32-33.
Industrial Minerals Geologist's file, Man. MRD.
Parks, W.A.
1916: Report on the Building and Ornamental Stones of Canada, Vol. IV; Mines Branch, Ottawa, Report No. 388, p. 70-72.
Wallace, R.C. and Greer, L.
1927: The Non-Metallic Mineral Resources of Manitoba, Indust. Dev. B. of Man., p. 48-49.
Wells, J.W.
1905: Preliminary Report on the Limestones and the Lime Industry of Manitoba; Mines Branch, Ottawa Report No. 7. p. 47-48.
Addendum:
Smith, D.L.
1963: A Lithologic Study of the Stony Mountain and Stonewall Formations in Southern Manitoba; unpublished MSc thesis, U of Man.
MAP REFERENCES
Map 12, Industrial Minerals Producers (Index), 1:1 000 000; Man. MRD.
Map 51-6, Lake Winnipeg and Adjacent Areas (Geol.), 1:506 980; Accomp. Publ. 51-6 by Baillie (1952), Manitoba Mines Branch.
Fig. 4, Ordovician Stratigraphic Cross Section, Accomp. Publ. 51-6 by Baillie (1952), Manitoba Mines Branch.
Map 62H/14 east half, Winnipeg (Topo.), 1:50 000, Surveys and Mapping Branch, Ottawa.
Plates I and II (p. 9 and 10), Location Map and Detail Map, 1:253 440 and 1:47 520, Accomp. M.Sc. Thesis on Stony Mountain and Stonewall Formations by D.L. Smith, 1963, U of Manitoba.
URL
N/A
REMARKS
The Egan quarry is in the NW1/4 sec. 27, tp. 11. rge. 2 EPM. It is now included in the Little Mountain park site.
NOTES
N/A
Compiled/Revised by:
NLL
Date
07-78

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