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Beaverdam gold mine (Beaver Dam mine), Halifax Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 3' 52'' North , 62° 43' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.06472,-62.71694
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate

Gold mine.

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.

Mineral List

32 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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252.17 - 541 Ma

ID: 3187973
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Ordovician - Cambrian
443.8 - 541 Ma

ID: 2683817
Goldenville Formation

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Goldenville Formation

Description: Sandstone turbidites and slate: continental rise prism (in places metamorphosed to schist and gneiss), >5600 m (U-Pb concordant zircon and detrital titanite ages near base and top of unit of 566 ± 8 and 552 ± 5 Ma respectively)

Reference: Kippie, J.D. (compiler), B.E. Fisher, J.C. Poole. Geological Map of the Province of Nova Scotia, Scale 1:500 000. Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. [118]

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Messervey, J.P. (1929) Beaver Dam Gold District. Minister of Public Works and Mines, King's Printer, Halifax, N.S.
Kontak, Daniel J., Smith, Paul K., Reynolds, Peter H. (1993) Geology and 40 Ar/ 39 Ar geochronology of the Beaver Dam gold deposit, Meguma Terrane, Nova Scotia, Canada; evidence for mineralization at 370 Ma. Economic Geology: 88(1): 139–170. doi:
Kontak, Daniel J., Kerrich, R. (1997) An Isotopic (C, O, Sr) Study of Vein Gold Deposits in the Meguma Terrane, Nova Scotia: Implication for Source Reservoirs. Economic Geology and the Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists: 92(2): 161.
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