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Wentworth quarry (Fundy Gypsum; Canadian Gypsum Company), Hants Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

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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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Mineral List


7 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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Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 2684144
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. [118]

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References

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Jennison, W.F. (1911) Report on the Gypsum Deposits of the Maritime Provinces. Canadian Department of Mines: 84.
Goodman, N.R. (1952) Gypsum and Anhydrite in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Memoir No. 1: 77 pp.
Goodman, N.R. (1957) Gypsum in Nova Scotia and its Associated Minerals. The Geology of Canadian Industrial Mineral Deposits, Canadian Institute of Mining and Met.: 110-114.
Papezik, V.S., Fong, C.C.K. (1975) Howlite and Ulexite from Carboniferous Gypsum and Anhydrite Beds in Western Newfoundland. Canadian Mineralogist: 13: 370-376.

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