Limestone is extracted from our quarries in St-Marc-des-Carrières since over a century. This stone consists largely of fossil fragments and is pale gray-brown color.
The limestone blocks are used to feed processing plants (sawing and cutting of the stone) throughout Quebec or outside the province. Used to cover buildings and for landscaping, it is also found in many residential and commercial buildings as well as in the locks of the St-Lawrence River.
Hundreds of public buildings, churches, post offices and hospitals were built in the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and the United States. Prestigious names such as the Château Frontenac in Quebec City, the Hotel de Ville de Québec, the Musée de la Pointe à Callière in Montreal, the City Hall in New York and the Armouries in Toronto, to name only a few.