A Review of Industrial Mineral Developments in Manitoba

CIM Bulletin, 1949


RECORDS of the past show that the first mineral production in what is now the Province of Manitoba consisted of salt, obtained about the year 1800 by the evaporation of brine. Also at an early time in our history, the Ordovician limestone at St. Andrews Locks, East Selkirk, and other localities was quarried for use as building scone in the construction of forts and fur trading posts.
Keywords: brine, Gypsum, limestone, limestone, Manitoba, Manitoba Gypsum Company, Peat Moss, Winnipeg River, Limited, Manitoba, Plants, Production, Salt, Salts, Stone