Lafarge Quarry - Dundas

 

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Field Trip Information

When: Field Trips are organized by the Central Canadian Federation of Mineralogical Societies into the Lafarge Quarry twice a year - May & September. This trip is open to all members of CCFMS and a guest. No fee is charged, however, a CCFMS affiliated club membership card needs to be produced prior to entry.

Conditions: This is a working quarry. Collectors must be 16 years of age. You will require full safety equipment which includes safety helmet, safety goggles, CSA Approved "green patch" steel-toed safety work boots and a reflective safety vest. A sign-in, sign-out policy is in effect.

Liability Waiver: You must be a current club member of a CCFMS club. You will be asked to show your rock club membership card as proof. You will be required to sign in with the Trip Leader and sign a liability waiver. You are expected to follow all instructions regarding safety, collecting & courtesy as outlined during the safety talk before entry to the quarry. 

Arrival & Departure: Plan to arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. Check in with the Trip Leader on arrival. All collectors need to attend the group safety talk at 8:45 a.m. Entry to the quarry is at 9 a.m. sharp. If you plan on leaving prior to the end of the scheduled visit, inform the trip leader. The departure time will be stated at the beginning of the day. 5 minutes before departure, you will hear honking. This is your signal to do your final packing up and to leave.

Directions: From the Intersection of Hwy #5 and Hwy #6 (Clappison's Corners), go west on Hwy#5 for 6.5 km. You can see the Lafarge Quarry on the south side of the road. Turn left (south) at Moxley Road which has the ramp into the quarry.  Park your car at the side of the road and check in. Since the quarry is a very large operation operating in a number of pits, the Trip Leader will lead the the group to the appropriate entrance after the safety talk. We will drive in a convoy into the quarry. You may drive directly to the designated collecting sites within the quarry with your car.

Map to Dundas Quarry


Minerals of the Lafarge Quarry - Dundas, ON

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Photos of the Lafarge Quarry, Dundas ON

Before... During blast...
After Rainy Day Collecting




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