Moose Point, Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||45° 24' 0'' North , 61° 27' 20'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||45.40000,-61.45556|
Shoreline outcrops with large veins of calcite and hematite. Access is restricted by tides.
5 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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|Early Carboniferous - Devonian|
323.2 - 419.2 Ma
Age: Paleozoic (323.2 - 419.2 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Wilkie Brook Formation; Falls Formation; Nuttby Formation; Greville River Formation; Rapid Brook Formation
Description: 0-1650 m thick undivided. Includes the Wilkie Brook Formation, Falls Formation, Nuttby Formation, Greville River Formation, and Rapid Brook Formation. Wilkie Brook Formation: fluvial sandstone, siltstone, conglomerate, shale, limestone, >206 m (Courceyan-Chadian (Tn3-V1/2) spores). Falls Formation: alluvial conglomerate, wacke, siltstone, 1600 m. Nuttby Formation: alluvial wacke, siltstone, conglomerate, fluvial argillite, rare lacustrine limestone and felsic volcanic rocks, 1200 m (Tournaisian spores). Greville River Formation and Rapid Brook Formation: alluvial conglomerate, wacke, sandstone, fluvial siltstone and argillite
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.