Tangier mines, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||44° 48' 10'' North , 62° 42' 25'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||44.80278,-62.70694|
One of the more important gold mining districts in the province. Coordinates are for Tangier Gold Mining Co. No. 4 shaft. Total production was 26022 oz. Alluvial gold was also extracted from the area including a 27 oz (840 g) mass (Hunt). This huge nugget was exhibited at the Dublin Exhibition in the 1860s. Marsh reported that crystals were found (dodecahedrons and octahedrons), including a brilliant, striated rhombic dodecahedron 8 mm in diameter.
Mines / mining companies include the Kent Mine, Nova Scotia Gold Mines Ltd., Dominion Mining Company, and Strawberry Hill Gold Mining Company.
For a detailed history and description, see Malcolm.
15 valid minerals.
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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Kontak, D.J. and 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, pg. 161.
Hunt, T.S. (1868) "Report of Dr. T. Sterry Hunt, F.R.S., on the Gold Region of Nova Scotia", G.S.C.
Marsh, O.C. (1861) "The Gold of Nova Scotia", The American Journal of Science and Arts, 2nd Series, Vol. 32, Art. XLIV, pg. 395.
Sabina, A.P. (1965) "Rocks and Minerals for the Collector - Northeastern Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, and Prince Edward Island", GSC Paper 65-10.