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Moose Point, Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 24' 0'' North , 61° 27' 20'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.40000,-61.45556
GeoHash:G#: f8h638c6j
Locality type:Point
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Shoreline outcrops with large veins of calcite and hematite. Access is restricted by tides.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Ronnie Van Dommelen
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Ronnie Van Dommelen
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Terry Collett
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Specimens obtained at Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, 2009
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Specimens obtained at Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, 2009

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Rutile'4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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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Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187973
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 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]

Early Carboniferous - Devonian
323.2 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 2682805
Horton Group

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. [118]

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Locality attributed to specimens obtained at the Micromounter's Playhouse, Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, 2009. E-mail confirmation from Liz Fodi.

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