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Location DB > Canada > Quebec > Wakefield > Morrison's Quarry
Morrison's Quarry
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created by SPEK Photo on 8/22/2005 3:26 AM
last modified by SPEK Photo on 8/22/2005 3:58 AM
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A vast site covered with white ore, next to the river. A few original building are still in place.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Closed
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
rd 105
Wakefield, Quebec
Owner: One local owner
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  •  Hazards
  • flooding
  • Diving is for certificated divers only.
  •  Interesting Features
    eight passenger airplane at 26' under water,
    1.3l suzuki swift and Toyota MR2 at around 100' deep,
    Wrecked boat,

    What's is left from the mining industry:
    Ore shed,
    Main building
     Security Measures
  • Owner nearby
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1941
    Closed: 1985
     Required Equipment
  • rubber boots,
  •  Recommended Equipment
    diving gear
    The Wakefield region is known for his magnesium carbonate (MgCO3) since around 1938, the quarry was open around 1941. The main building, the shed and what's left of the calcination kiln are all from this era, the shed has beam made the way has airplane beam; punched with many holes to make the structure lighter.

    Proximity to the river combined with the railroad constructed in 1905 makes the quarry a good site to quickly ship the mineral. When calcinated, the magnesium carbonate is transformed into magnesia (MgO) a source of industrial magnesium and as WWII create a strong demand for magnesium in order to make airplane parts.

    The closing date of the quarry is unknown but is probably around the mid 1980's, since late 1990's the site is used as scuba diving site: the partly flooded quarry is a good site where the water is very clear.
     Media Coverage
    In 2003 a body was found in the quarry,
    As a bungee and scuba diving site.
     Future Plans
    Will stay as is for a while. Wall of one of the block building could fall apart.

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    An alkaline discovery.
    Tue, Aug 23rd, 2005
    posted by SPEK Photo
    42 pictures
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    Diving certification
    Thu, Jul 10th, 2008
    posted by tijeff
    7 pictures

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    Thu, Jul 10th, 2008
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    Thu, Jul 10th, 2008
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 7/21/2008 4:05 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jul 21 08 at 4:05, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jul 10 08 at 17:36, tijeff updated a panorama image
  • on Jul 10 08 at 17:36, tijeff updated a panorama image
  • on Jul 10 08 at 17:33, tijeff updated a panorama image
  • on Jul 10 08 at 17:33, tijeff updated a panorama image
  • on Jul 10 08 at 17:32, tijeff added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jul 10 08 at 17:31, tijeff added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jul 10 08 at 17:30, tijeff created a new gallery
  • on Aug 23 05 at 21:14, SPEK Photo updated gallery picture FIL20646.jpg
  • on Aug 23 05 at 1:50, SPEK Photo made this location available
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