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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:22 pm 
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Location: London ON
The closest we have to a limestone mine as such is the quarry complex at Beachville ON. A few minutes NE of Ingersoll ON, these quarries have been in some form of operation since the late 18th/early 19th Centuries--we even found a couple of lime kilns--beehive(ca.1890's?). The closest to a mine at present is the 'underpass' made to cross under the doubletrack mainline of CN(Dundas Sub). Apparently there was a couple of shafts back in the 70's but , alas, none are to be found as it is currently stripped.

The scale of any limestone mine is impressive, especially these ones. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:58 pm 
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Location: Above the Sterling Hill Mine
Yeah, the good thing about stripping is that it ensure that you get every last rock out of the area. The bad thing, you lose a mountain, landscape, and certainly no mine you can document. I'd love to see photos of that overpass though, that would be kind of neat to see.

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