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Reeves Pit (Reeves Tin Pit), New Ross, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

Latitude: 44°43'49"N
Longitude: 64°31'7"W
Granitic pegmatite in leucomonzogranite. Pit was dug around 1903-1906. It has been filled in for many years.

Large smoky and white quartz crystals to 27x10 inches were found, along with a large number of other minerals, including a few rare ones.

This locality was the first in Canada to report amblygonite.

Coordinates confirmed by GPS at locality.

Mineral List

Amblygonite
'Apatite'
Beryl
Cassiterite
'Columbite'
Durangite
Fluorapatite
Fluorite
Lepidolite
Metatorbernite
Microlite Group
'Monazite'
Morinite
Muscovite
Orthoclase
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
Scheelite
'Tapiolite'
Topaz
'Tourmaline'
Triphylite
Triploidite
Tungstite
'Wolframite'
'Zinnwaldite'


26 entries listed. 17 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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References

Nova Scotia Mineral Occurrence Database

E.R. Faribault, "Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia", Summ. Rep. Geol. Surv. Dep. Canada for 1907, pp. 80-82, 1908.

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