First Level Assessment- Land use History of the North River

Mining Practices

The potential for production of agricultural lime noted by Johnston (1851), was eventually realized. The Geological Survey of Canada (1890) concluded that, “gypsiferous beds in the vicinity of the salt springs along Salt Springs Brook and in the North River valley near Petitcodiac enrich the soil in these particular localities.”  The Petitcodiac Mining and Manufacturing Company (1860-1909) developed the lime resources of the Glenvale district along Salt Springs Brook (Burrows 1984).  Years later Goudge (1934) noted the remains of the quarry just south of Glenvale, which had supplied local farmers with raw agricultural lime.