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Stone Rd Prison Quarry

Located in: Guelph
Location #14844

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Location Owner:ElectricEagle
Creation Date: 7/21/2017
Last Updated: 7/21/2017


Located south of the old correctional center hidden in the brush you can stumble across plenty of old remains from the quarry that operated here between 1912 - 1970's, when it was closed down. Today, Old foundations for buildings, train tracks and equipment litter the massive site, as well as a wooden train bridge that led to the stone crushing plant, which still exists but is now part of Cargil. A shooting range the guards used to use still holds bullets over 50 years old. And of course the quarry itself. From this quarry the prisoners helped build Guelph in its early years, including the nearby East Bow Truss bridge.

Also a great place for rockhounding and fossil hunting, as the quarry has exposed the reef that was here over 400 million years ago.

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Status: Abandoned
Category: Mine

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    Old Prison Quarry
    Stone Rd Prison Quarry
    Created on:7/21/2017
    Created by: ElectricEagle
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    jcherryholme says:
    4/22/2018 1:56:35 PM

    So neat!! Haven't done much exploring around Guelph so this will be awesome to check out. Thanks for posting!

    someguynamederic says:
    8/17/2017 12:33:31 PM

    I love this site. It's a very popular trail area for hikers and dog walkers and it's so fun for kids (and adults) to explore. I remember the shooting range was still operational when I was a child - the 1980s. I found a plastic "missile" there that my dad let me bring home with me. I remember trying to "open it" with a hacksaw. In adult hindsight, I'm pretty sure it was a teargas cannister (as it irritated my eyes to no end). Anyways, the '80s were crazy. And thanks for posting!

    NGTOne says:
    7/23/2017 3:19:22 PM

    Huh. I lived in this area for many years, and I've even visited the quarry (no photos, though), but I never noticed the old shooting range. Neat find.

    Royal City Explorer says:
    7/23/2017 7:59:37 AM

    Cool! I live in Guelph and I'm looking for places to visit here. Thanks for sharing!

    Motleykiwi says:
    7/21/2017 9:17:17 PM

    Thanks for the tour, definitely an interesting site.

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