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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

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

Mineral List

5 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 - Devonian
323.2 - 419.2 Ma
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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