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The White Wonder of Tatlock — The Buchanan Scrapbook

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The White Wonder of Tatlock — The Buchanan Scrapbook
Tatlock Mine – With files from The Keeper of the Scrapbooks — Christina ‘tina’ Camelon Buchanan — Thanks to Diane Juby
Lila Leach-James
June 30  · 

In the spring, my two friends and I visited Tatlock Marble Mine which was originally owned by my husbands Uncle Archie Guthrie (now owned by OMYA)….I collected some marble stones , big and small that the company sets out for visitors to take so I had some fun with them! I’m also displaying a marble clock that Uncle Archie made and sold or gave away as gifts! The ends of the clock are the core bits! Many of the relatives have these similar clocks!
Shauna Bennett Lemenchick
June 30  · 

That is really cool family history! This is Mom’s clock from Uncle Archie.
Don Duncan
June 30  · 

Archie gave this mantle clock to my mother Elizabeth Coxford Duncan many years ago. It sits proudly on a hall table in our condo.
Darlene MacDonald
July 1  · 

We bought this from Archie to present to our parents on their birthdays in 1990. Dad worked with Archie drilling these cores.

The Ghost Horse of Tatlock — A Faerie Tale???

What Happened to Walter Hudson? Hudson Tatlock Genealogy

Guthrie Genealogy — Tatlock

Dr. Metcalfe Guthrie Evoy

Archie Guthrie’s Notes on Lanark Mines Hall’s Mills and Cheese 1993

So What Happened to the Marble at the Tatlock Mine?

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Kings Warks and Cemeteries–Interesting Discoveries of Lanark County

So What Happened to the Marble at the Tatlock Mine?

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So What Happened to the Marble at the Tatlock Mine?

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They said that in the 60s there was millions of dollars in marble inside the Tatlock Mine. For more than a 100 years people have known that but for years they said that the only blue marble that was supposed in the world was right there in that very mine which was 26 miles from Perth. There are mines in Europe that are supposed to have blue marble but nothing to rival the colour of the blue sky that the Tatlock mine had.

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In the 60s development was going on and they were hiring local labour. It was anticipated that the Tatlock Quarry Marble would soon be used in projects in the United States and Canada.

The marble was being taken out at that date in blocks weighing 90 to 300 tons which was the size of a small home. The huge blocks were of 12-15 tons and then trucked  to the company in Scarborough where they were then sawn into blocks by a diamond drag and polished into either pink blue or white. Sounded like a very promising business– so what happened. Now th rock formation is gleaming hill of white crumbly rock that OMYA is gradually stripping away for use as filler in things like paint, plastics, and toothpaste. The quarry is spectacular. What a pity to use such beautiful rock in such mundane ways. What happened to the dreams from the 60s?

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  02 Apr 1979, Mon,  REVISION,  Page 3

Isabel Fox–There are two mines – a white marble and a light blue marble mine. I believe they are presently owned by a Swiss company. My Guthrie ancestors landed on the blue marble quarry when they came to Canada. The late Lloyd Francis MP said it was the best blue marble in the world. I had a marble table made from the blue marble and the marble was shipped to Toronto for cutting and then returned to me – a treasure.
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They were all taken at the Tatlock Quarry. I found them in my parents collection of pictures. I’m assuming here that my mom took these pictures. My parents were Donnie and Audrey MacDonald and my dad worked for Archie Guthrie at the time. 🙂

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