Wentworth quarry (Fundy Gypsum; Canadian Gypsum Company), Hants Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||44° 58' 50'' North , 64° 5' 0'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||44.98056,-64.08361|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
Gypsum and anhydrite deposits and quarries near the town of Windsor. Worked from the mid 1800s to the early 2000s.
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7 valid minerals.
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323.2 - 358.9 Ma
|White Quarry, Stewiacke, Carrolls Corner, Macumber and Gays River Formations|
Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: White Quarry Formation; Stewiacke Formation; Carrolls Corner Formation; Macumber Formation; Gays River Formation
Description: Anhydrite, salt, marine dolostone and limestone (Viséan (Arundian), A subzone fauna and spores); includes the White Quarry Formation, Stewiacke Formation, Carrolls Corner Formation, Macumber Formation, and Gays River Formation; angular unconformity on Cheverie Formation, Devonian granitoids and Meguma Group
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.