2890 Allenby Road

Duncan, BC Canada

V9L 6W2

Tel: 250-746-7257

Victoria #: 250-384-9717

Toll Free: 1-877-746-7257

We quarry exclusive White, Black & Grey Marble right here on Vancouver Island.

Vancouver Island Marble Quarries are quarriers of Canadian marbles located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. These unique Black, White and Grey marbles were known to the local tribes for centuries and were utilized by the early settlers in BC primarily for grave markers.

 

In 1990, a black marble was discovered near Cowichan Lake and Dennis Zanatta made arrangements to start to quarry the stone and create products from pavers to marble counter tops at Matrix Marble & Stone, in Duncan, BC. Today, Vancouver Island Marble Quarries are a significant source of fine white, grey and black marble in Western North America.

 

Vancouver Island Marble is Unique

It is from a continent that formed far away from North America. Three hundred million years ago a continent formed below the Equator known as "Wrangalia" that over time, with the movement of the Earth's tectonic plates, crunched into North America.

Over the last 90 million years, it folded under the continental plate and the last vestiges remain in the Wrangle Mountains in Alaska and the two big islands off the coast of British Columbia, Haida Gwaii (aka.Queen Charlotte Islands) and Vancouver Island where we quarry today in two separate locations. For many years, the quiet grave stones carved from the local marble lay in the forest, close to the old church at Friendly Cove near Tahsis on Vancouver Island, BC. It wasn't until 1996 that the Zanatta family who were quarrying Black marble already lower down the island, scouted the sources of these gravestones and made arrangements to start extracting the beautiful white and grey marble. Soon they were producing blocks and slabs and all kinds of products from these beautiful marbles.

The area where these marbles are found is the area where the famous whale Luna lived. We continue to quarry marble with utmost regard and respect for the local nature.

 

 

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The area where these marbles are found is the area where the famous whale Luna lived. We continue to quarry marble with utmost regard and respect for the local nature.

Tel: 250-746-7257

Victoria #: 250-384-9717

Toll Free: 1-877-746-7257