Geological History

Marble is a rock resulting from metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, most commonly limestone or dolomite rock, metamorphism causes variable recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains.


Vancouver Island was created and formed by a dramatic geological cataclysmic event. Happening over millions of years, a continent formed below the equator known as ” Wrangalia,” over time, with the movement of the earth’s tectonic plates, Wrangalia collided and folded over the North American landmass.

Today the last vestiges of it remain in the Wrangle Mountains of Alaska, the Archipelago of Haida Guaii, and Vancouver Island where the operation of the two marble quarries exists today. The Black Carmanah Marble is located mid-island in Gorden River area and the Vancouver Island White Marble and Tlupana Blue-Grey Marble is from Tahsis area, on the Northwest coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Using the same techniques as Italy, Vancouver Island Marble Quarries remove high quality Marble into blocks and transport them to our Matrix Marble & Stone factory in Duncan, BC where we shape and fabricate the natural stone into products. Vancouver Island Marbles, exceptional beauty is a true reflection fo the natural environment they come from.

Quarries History

Since opening Matrix Marble & Stone in 1980, the factory has been outfitted with modern Italian technologies.

Including 2 gang saws for cutting blocks of Marble in various thicknesses, 2 CNC machines for specialty custom objects, tile line, and polishing line for finishing Marble slabs for our stone gallery and product showroom. We proudly employ local talent and trades who stand behind their excellent quality of work. VIMQ continues in the exploration of Marbles from Vancouver Island and Matrix Marble & Stone continues with processing, fabricating, and supply of quality natural stone products.