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Victoria Harbour, Bay of Fundy, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canadai
Regional Level Types
Victoria Harbour- not defined -
Bay of Fundy- not defined -
Kings Co.County
Nova Scotia- not defined -
CanadaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 7' 32'' North , 64° 53' 21'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.12556,-64.88917
GeoHash:G#: f81beqv5k
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Berwick2,271 (2008)14.9km
Greenwood6,915 (2015)17.2km
Middleton1,680 (2014)24.8km
Kentville12,636 (2014)31.3km


Shoreline exposure of Triassic North Mountain basalt along the Bay of Fundy. The top of one lava flow occurs at the base of the cliff in places; these areas host the most minerals.

Victoria Harbour is not known for minerals in any quantity, but good specimens of apophyllite have been found.

Access is via a rough gravel road with room to turn around at the bottom.

As at other nearby localities the water comes to the base of the cliff so visitors must be extremely cautious, know the tide times, and be sure to be off the beach with plenty of spare time (ex. visit on falling tide).

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apophyllite'
Reference: Ronnie Van Dommelen Collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Ronnie Van Dommelen collection
Celadonite
Formula: K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Reference: Ronnie Van Dommelen Collection
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Ronnie Van Dommelen Collection
Laumontite
Formula: CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Reference: Ronnie Van Dommelen Collection
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Reference: Ronnie Van Dommelen collection
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Reiner Mielke

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Celadonite9.EC.15K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Laumontite9.GB.10CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Mesolite9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Celadonite71.2.2a.6K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Laumontite77.1.1.4CaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Mesolite77.1.5.4Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
H CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
O CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
NaSodium
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
SiSilicon
Si LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Si CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
KPotassium
K CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca LaumontiteCaAl2Si4O12 · 4H2O
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2

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 Jurassic
174.1 - 201.3 Ma



ID: 2682689
North Mountain Formation

Age: Early Jurassic (174.1 - 201.3 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: North Mountain Formation

Description: Tholeiitic plateau basalt, 270 m (U-Pb concordant zircon age in basal flow of 202±1 Ma)

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License


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