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Nova Scotia, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 22' 3'' North , 63° 13' 41'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.3675, -63.2280555556


One of the Maritime Provinces, Nova Scotia is a peninsula 55,284 square kilometres in area, including Cape Breton Island. Nova Scotia has an extensive shoreline, numerous lakes, and is heavily forested.

Documented mineral exploration dates back several hundred years to the first European explorers. Earlier, the native population made use of jasper and copper. Nova Scotia had extensive mining industries for coal, gypsum, iron, manganese, and gold. More recently barite, celestite, cassiterite, lead/zinc and halite mines were operated or continue to operate. Gypsum also continues to be mined.

For collectors, Nova Scotia is most famous for the zeolites along the Bay of Fundy. These were especially celebrated through the 1800s and early 1900s before the countless deposits of India were discovered.

Nova Scotia is the type locality for five minerals. The provincial mineral is stilbite and the provincial gemstone is agate, both abundant along the Bay of Fundy.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Aeschynite-(Y)

Albite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allanite-(Ce)

Almandine

Aluminocopiapite

Alunite

Alunogen

Amblygonite

'Amphibole Supergroup'

Analcime

Anatase

Andalusite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Anilite

Ankerite

Anthophyllite

Antigorite

Antimony

'Apatite'

Aplowite (TL)

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

Arsenopyrite

Atacamite

Augite

var: Titanian Augite

Aurichalcite

Aurostibite

Autunite

'Axinite Group'

Azurite

'Baddeckite'

Barrerite

Baryte

Bassanite

Bassetite

Becquerelite

Berthierite

Bertrandite

Beryl

'Biotite'

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

'Bitumen'

Boracite

Bornite

Botallackite

Boulangerite

Braunite

Brochantite

Brookite

Brucite

Cacoxenite

Calcite

var: Glendonite

Caledonite

Carnallite

Cassiterite

Celadonite

Celestine

Cerussite

Cervantite

'Chabazite'

Chabazite-Ca

Chabazite-Na

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chalcostibite

Chambersite

Chevkinite-(Ce)

Childrenite

'Childrenite-Eosphorite Series'

Chlorapatite

'Chlorite Group'

Chloritoid

Chondrodite

Chromite

Chrysocolla

Cinnabar

Clarkeite

Clausthalite

Clinochlore

var: Ripidolite

'Clinoptilolite'

Clinoptilolite-Ca

Clinoptilolite-Na

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

'Columbite'

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Cookeite

Copiapite

Copper

Cordierite

'Cordierite-Sekaninaite Series'

Corundum

Covellite

Crandallite

Cuprite

'Cyanolite'

Danburite

'Davidite'

Devilline

Dickite

Digenite

Diopside

Djurleite

Dolomite

var: Ferroan Dolomite

Dravite

Dumortierite

Elbaite

Eosphorite

Epidote

Epistilbite

Epsomite

Erythrite

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

Ferberite

Ferro-hornblende

Fersmite

Fibroferrite

Fillowite

Fluorapatite

var: Manganapatite

Fluorapophyllite-(K)

Fluorapophyllite-(Na)

Fluorite

Forsterite

Gahnite

Galena

var: Argentiferous Galena

'Garnet'

Germanite

Gersdorffite

Gibbsite

Ginorite

Glauberite

Glauconite

'Gmelinite'

'var: Ledererite'

Gmelinite-Ca

Gmelinite-Na

Goethite

Gold

var: Electrum

Goyazite

Graphite

Greenockite

Greigite

Groutite

'Gummite'

Gypsum

var: Satin Spar Gypsum

Gyrolite

Halite

Halotrichite

Hausmannite

Haüyne

var: Lazurite

Helvine

Hematite

var: Martite

Hemimorphite

Hessite

'Heulandite'

Heulandite-Ca

Heulandite-K

'Hingganite-(Y)'

Hollandite

Holmquistite

'Hornblende'

Howlite (TL)

Hübnerite

Hydromagnesite

Hydrotungstite

Hydroxylapatite

Hydroxylbastnäsite-(Ce)

Hydrozincite

Ilmenite

'Ilmenite-Pyrophanite Series'

Inyoite

Jamesonite

Jarosite

'Joséite'

Kaersutite

Kaolinite

Kellyite

Kermesite

'K Feldspar'

Kyanite

Langite

Laumontite

Lavendulan

Lepidocrocite

'Lepidolite'

Leucoxene

'Limonite'

Linarite

Lithiophilite

Lizardite

Löllingite

Magnesiocopiapite

Magnesio-hornblende

Magnesite

Magnetite

Malachite

Manganite

Marcasite

Marialite

Matildite

Mawsonite

Mcauslanite (TL)

Melanterite

Meneghinite

Mercury

Merwinite

Mesolite

Metatorbernite

Metauranocircite-I

Metavoltine

'Mica Group'

Microcline

Microlite Group

Mirabilite

Molybdenite

'Molybdenite-2H'

'Monazite'

Montebrasite

Monticellite

Montmorillonite

Moorhouseite (TL)

Mordenite (TL)

Morinite

Muscovite

var: Illite

var: Phengite

var: Sericite

Nacrite

Natrolite

Nepheline

Okenite

'Olivine'

Opal

Orpiment

Orthoclase

Palygorskite

Paratacamite

'Parisite'

Pearceite

Pectolite

Penroseite

Pentlandite

Pharmacosiderite

Phenakite

Phlogopite

Phosphophyllite

Pickeringite

Pinakiolite

Platinum

Polydymite

Polyhalite

Posnjakite

Prehnite

Probertite

Proustite

Pseudomalachite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrite

var: Bravoite

var: Cobaltoan Pyrite

var: Nickelian Pyrite

Pyroaurite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrophanite

Pyrophyllite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Bloodstone

var: Chalcedony

var: Eye Agate

var: Fortification Agate

var: Moss Agate

var: Plume Agate

var: Rose Quartz

var: Smoky Quartz

Rammelsbergite

Ramsdellite

Realgar

Renierite

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Riebeckite

Rinneite

Rozenite

Rutile

var: Niobian Rutile

Samarskite-(Y)

Sanmartinite

Saponite

'Scapolite'

Scheelite

Schoepite

Schorl

Scolecite

Scorodite

Sedovite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Siderite

Sideronatrite

Siderophyllite

'Siliceous sinter'

Sillimanite

Silver

'Smectite Group'

Smithsonite

Sperrylite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spinel

Spodumene

Stannite

Staurolite

Stellerite

Stibnite

'Stilbite'

Stilbite-Ca

Stromeyerite

Strontianite

Sulphur

Sylvite

Synchysite-(Ce)

Szomolnokite

Talc

'Tantalite'

'Tapiolite'

Tennantite

Tenorite

Tetrahedrite

'Tetranatrolite'

'Thomsonite'

Thomsonite-Ca

Thorite

Titanite

Topaz

Torbernite

'Tourmaline'

'var: Indicolite'

Tremolite

Triphylite

Triplite

Triploidite

Tungstite

Ulexite

Uraninite

var: Pitchblende

Valentinite

Vesuvianite

Vivianite

'Wad'

Wairakite

Willemite

Wittichenite

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

Woodwardite

Wroewolfeite

Wulfenite

Zinkenite

'Zinnwaldite'

Zippeite

Zircon


300 valid minerals. 5 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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Localities in this Region

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References

Boehner, R.C. (1986) Salt and Potash Resources in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Bulletin 5.

Felderhof, G.W. (1978) Barite, Celestite, and Fluorite in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines.

How, H. (1857) On the Occurrence of Natro-boro-calcite with Glauber-Salt in the Gypsum of Nova Scotia. Silliman's Journal: Article 17: 230-235.

How, H. (1863) On Mordenite, a New Mineral from the Trap of Nova Scotia. Quarterly Journal of the Chemical Society: Article 11: 100-104.

Goodman, N.R. (1957) Gypsum in Nova Scotia and its Associated Minerals. Geology of Canadian Industrial Mineral Deposits.

Jambor, J.L., Boyle, R.W. (1965) Moorhouseite and Aplowite, New Cobalt Minerals from Walton, Nova Scotia. Canadian Mineralogist: 8: 166-171.

Richardson, J.M., Roberts, A.C., Grice, J.D., Ramik, R.A. (1988) McAuslanite, A Supergene Hydrated, Iron Aluminum Fluorophosphate from the East Kemptville Tin Mine, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. Canadian Mineralogist: 26: 917-921.

Sabina, A.P. (1964) Rocks and Minerals for the Collector - Bay of Fundy Area. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 64-10.

Sabina, A.P. (1965) Rocks and Minerals for the Collector - Northeastern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, and Prince Edward Island. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 65-10.

Walker, T.L., Parsons, A.L. (1922) The Zeolites of Nova Scotia. Contributions to Canadian Mineralogy, University of Toronto Press: 13-73.

Wright, J.D. (1975) Iron Deposits of Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Economic Geology Series 75-1.

Zodrow, E.L., McCandlish, K. (1978) Hydrated Sulfates in the Sydney Coalfield, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Canadian Mineralogist: 16: 17-22.

External Links

http://nsminerals.atspace.com/index.html [Mineralogy of Nova Scotia]

http://www.gov.ns.ca/natr/ [NS Department of Natural Resources]

http://www.gov.ns.ca/natr/meb/links/amolinks.asp [The Nova Scotia Abandoned Mine Openings Database]

http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~2376~220048:Mackinlay-s-map-of-the-Province-of- [Mackinlay, A. & W. (1868) Mackinlay's map of the Province of Nova Scotia including the island of Cape Breton. (contains some surface geology including the gold districts of the time)]

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