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Architectural sandstone quarrying in Québec


In Québec, architectural sandstone quarrying work has been recorded in the 34 following areas. They are classified in alphabetic order, without taking into account the significance of the extracted stone volume. To obtain more geological and factual data, click on the link corresponding to the area you are interested in.

Sandstone quarried for architectural purpose

Areas

Uses

Stratigraphic units
(Group; Formation)
Amqui

Cut stone

Gaspé Limestones; Indian Cove

Béarn

Landscaping stone

Cobalt; Lorrain

Beauharnois - Melocheville

Cut stone

Potsdam; Cairnside

Cap-aux-Os

Cut stone

Gaspé Sandstone; Battery Point

Causapscal

Cut stone

Gaspé Sandstone; Lake Branch

Franklin Centre

Cut stone, landscaping stone

Potsdam; Covey Hill

Havelock

Cut stone, landscaping stone

Potsdam; Cairnside

Howick

Cut stone, landscaping stone

Potsdam; Cairnside

Humqui

Landscaping stone

Mont Wissick; Saint-Léon

Île Perrot

Cut stone

Potsdam; Covey Hill

L’Islet

Cut stone

Saint-Roch

Papineauville - Montebello

Cut stone

Potsdam

Pierreville

Cut stone, landscaping stone

Queenston; Bécancour

Pointe à Bourdeau

Cut stone

---; La Garde

Pointe-au-Pic – Cap-à-l’Aigle

Cut stone

Black River; Cap-à-l’Aigle

Quyon

Cut stone

(Paleozoic rocks)

Rapides Grais

Cut stone

Black River; La Gabelle

Ruisseau-Castor

Dimension block, cut stone

Québec Supergroup Tourelle

Sainte-Angèle-de-Mérici

Cut stone

Trois-Pistoles; Saint-Damase

Saint-Canut - Sainte-Scholastique

Cut stone, landscaping stone

Potsdam; Cairnside

Saint-Cléophas

Landscaping stone

Mont Wissick; Saint-Léon

Saint-David – Lévis

Dimension block, cut stone

Sillery; Saint-Nicolas

Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière

Cut stone

Trois-Pistoles; Kamouraska

Sainte-Blandine – Mont Lebel

Landscaping stone

Mont Wissick; Saint-Léon

Sainte-Clotilde

Cut stone

Potsdam; Cairnside

Sainte-Félicité

Cut stone

Québec Supergroup; Tourelle

Sainte-Louise

Cut stone

Trois-Pistoles; Kamouraska

Saint-Ferdinand

Landscaping stone

Oak Hill; Pinnacle

Saint-Guy

Cut stone

---; Robitaille

Saint-Mathieu-de-Rimouski

Dimension block, cut stone, landscaping stone

---; Robitaille

Saint-Moïse

Cut stone

Saint-Damase; Rivière-du-Loup

Saint-Raphaël - Armagh

Cut stone

Armagh; ---

(lithofacies of green and red wacke)

Sillery

Dimension block, cut stone

Sillery; Saint-Nicolas

Ville-Marie

Landscaping stone

Cobalt; Lorrain

 

 

Descriptive files for architectural sandstone quarries in Québec (available in French)

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