Ontario Trap Rock is a specialty, aggregate quarry located near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. This 1,000 acre site contains more than 80 million tonnes of diabase, for use in rail ballast, rock wool insulation, high quality asphalt, concrete and industrial mineral applications. The aggregate deposit known as “Diabase” or more commonly referred to as “Trap Rock” is a very hard durable material and valuable in a variety of forms.
R.W. Tomlinson Limited purchased the quarry in January of 1994. The operation required significant investment to meet our standards and vision. The building of a ship loading facility and the dredging of an existing channel, now facilitate access for self loading lake freighter. The construction of a stationary crushing and processing plant was necessary to produce the high quality aggregates we expect. Our state-of–the art crushing equipment allows us to produce a high quality cubical material, which we ship via self-loading lake freighter throughout the Great Lakes region.
Since the first ship was loaded in 1995, bound for Toronto, our reputation for exceptional quality product has grown. Ontario Trap Rock aggregates are now shipped to over 13 ports in the Great Lakes region.
Bruce Mines: A History of Copper
Bruce Mines is a community in northern Ontario that originated as a direct result of copper mining in the mid 1800's. Named after the 1847 Governor General of Canada, James Bruce, the town is located on the north shore of Lake Huron.
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For more information:
Jim Forbes, Vice-President
Ontario Trap Rock
Tel: 1 800 449-4244