Just off lake Dore Road, down Limestone Rd. this amazing lime kiln still stands from the 1930’s. I could not determine when the Kiln was built, but it ceased operations in the mid 1930's when two huge iron lime kilns began operations in Eganville.
The quarry was developed in a deposit of medium- to coarse-grained calcium limestone. The limestone is greyish white in colour and contains flakes of graphite and yellow mica as well as crystals of tourmaline. The quarry was 225 ft long, 45 ft wide and had a vertical face of 25 ft. A number of narrow contorted and broken bands of biotite paragneiss are found within the limestone. Stone was moved from the mouth of the quarry to the top of the kiln. The lime plant consisted of a single draw stone kiln.
Please note that most of the ruins and buildings are located on private property.
The following historical information was written by daaboots and provided by Ontario Abandoned Places.
The white crystals were calcite from the Biederman Quarry, and were roasted in the kiln to produce the lime. When I inquired about the kiln, I was introduced to Harvey Peckzin, now retired from the township works department. It turned out that Harvey's father worked for Albert (A. A.) Biederman and his son Jerold (A. J.) beginning about 1929. At the time he drove a Chevy truck carrying the lime to Ottawa, and returning with the cash from the sale. The truck was upgraded to a 1931 Ford which was capable of 35 MPH, 5 MPH faster than the Chevy.
One day Harvey's father was robbed by highwaymen on a return trip. He complained to Albert that he was afraid for his life returning with Albert's cash. When he next reported to work, Albert told him he had purchased an insurance policy for him. He found a holster attached to the visor with a Colt 45 revolver, and a box of shells in the glove compartment.
The 31 Ford is still in existence. It was acquired by TerMarsh fuels in Pembroke and restored as a promotional truck.