Traction, Landscape & Dimension Stone
Canadian Wollastonite offers a wide selection of unique decorative stone options for interior and exterior uses. Our wollastonite deposit is bordered by granite providing us with two valuable landscape and dimension stone products to offer. In addition, the intense geologic activity at our mine site resulted in an abundance of visually engaging stones. We maintain a large inventory of boulders available for purchase. See below for dimension stone and landscape examples. Please contact us for more information.
Countertop & Tile
Canadian Wollastonite’s ore has a white crystalline appearance and a unique mineralogy that provides greater strength and durability than marble or granite. The deposit was originally formed between 1.8 and 1.25 billion years ago when Kingston and the surrounding region was covered by a warm seabed. For five hundred and fifty million years, sediments from marine organisms settled on the sea floor, eventually plunging deep into the earth under their own weight and aided by the massive tectonic changes taking place in Earth’s early formation. Subjected to extreme heat and pressure, and in the presence of silica fluids, the wollastonite was formed. This incredible process can be seen in the rock itself, with molten minerals flowing through it.
Our deposit is the only known wollastonite deposit in the world producing dimension products. We ship rough cut stone slabs or specially selected boulders from our mine site.
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Wollastonite and Granite Landscape Boulders
Canadian Wollastonite offers a wide selection of wollastonite and granite boulders. The unique geological features of our deposit result in a variety of appealing patterns and colours. Contact us for more information and to discuss your requirements.
Non-Toxic Carbon Sequestering Traction Sands
The sharp pointed shape of wollastonite sands combined with environmental benefits show strong potential for the use as a traction sand for walkway and road surfaces. While wollastonite does not chemically melt ice, upon contact there is an ionic exchange which causes the crystals to stick to the ice, immediately increasing traction at all temperatures and making it an excellent alternative to salt sand mixes.
A Traction Sand Worth Considering
Lower Cost than road salt
Reduced Shipping Cost by shipping direct from the mine site north of Kingston, Ontario along the 401 corridor
Non-toxic: Canadian Wollastonite passes the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Process (TCLP) test as an environmentally non-toxic material
Carbon sequestration in soils is being demonstrated in recent and ongoing research projects that show wollastonite has the potential to sequester around 100 kg CO2 per 1000 kg of wollastonite applied to the soil
Enhances waterways by gathering and immobilizing excesses of phosphorous and heavy metals
Improves plant health for a wide variety of urban and wild species when applied to the soil