Art, Photography, Travel

The Nemo Quarry: Mystery Unsolved

Once upon a time Mount Nemo was a home of a small operating quarry.  Then, “the regional Conservation Authority obtained  this land in 1959 to prevent expansion of a quarry operation.*
Over 50 years later, a narrow road leads to that quarry abandoned by humans and invaded by trees.

P1070329Upon turning left at the end of the road, human intruders are faced with a cascade of stones that resembles a fossilized waterfall.

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A tall but fragile edge of the escarpment on the other side of the quarry is ready to crumble

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The nature is heeling injuries inflicted by humans and maybe in the next 100 years the old quarry will stop being visible at all.

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As I was walking through this quarry I was wondering what it was like to work there, what kind of stones were extracted, where were they delivered?

The only clue regarding the origins of this quarry that I was able to find was that one meager sentence from the Bruce Trail website.* If you know/were able to find more information, I would be happy to know that.

*http://brucetrail.org/system/downloads/0000/0340/Iroquoia_-_Mount_Nemo_Conservation_Area_Loop_revised_2011.pdf

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