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Whale Cove Cliffs, Grand Manan Island, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick, Canadai
Regional Level Types
Whale Cove CliffsCliff
Grand Manan IslandIsland
Charlotte Co.County
New BrunswickProvince

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 46' 45'' North , 66° 45' 50'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
At least Ma
Geologic Time:
Nearest Settlements:
Lubec349 (2017)19.6km
Eastport1,266 (2017)22.7km
Whiting447 (2017)32.5km
Perry881 (2017)32.8km
Pembroke914 (2017)36.9km

The western shore and cliffs of Whale Cove have Basaltic Rocks exposed and there are boulders of the same in the beach face. The locality is somewhat stingy and beach boulders may be more productive than large portions of the cliff that contain basalt without mineral-filled vesicles. The basalt outcrops at beach level in several places and may show crude columnar texture and, while not of "postcard" quality, are still very interesting.

Important note: The high tides are of an important concern, particularly there are places where the cliffs have prominent outcrops where dry access to the rest of the beach may unavailable as there are places that can trap unaware beach walkers. At high tide, the cliff projections are blocked by water long before unaware collectors might notice how high the tide is. Life-threatening conditions may occur. Always know when high tide is and always watch to see how high the tide is getting. If you are accustomed to leaving piles of specimens on rocks as you work along a locality, you might discover that your specimen pile is submerged.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

9 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Reference: Van King
Formula: (Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Reference: Van King
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: McHone, Greg, 2008, Grand Manan Geology, p. 3.
Formula: Cu
Reference: McHone, Greg, 2008, Grand Manan Geology, p. 3.
Formula: CaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Description: Epistilbite is colorless to milky white and may be transparent. Vesicles are frequently completely filled and the epistilbite may show a slightly divergent rod-like texture. Individual crystals are actually bladed and have a flat termination with some small modifying faces near the termination. It is somewhat common at Whale Cove and at its outcrop extension at Seven Days Work Cliffs.
Reference: Van King
Formula: (Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Reference: Van King
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Grand Manan Museum
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Van King
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Grand Manan Museum
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Van King
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Van King
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Grand Manan Museum
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Reference: Van King

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Group 9 - Silicates
Chabazite-Ca9.GD.10(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Epistilbite9.GD.45CaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Heulandite-Ca9.GE.05(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Scolecite9.GA.05CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Chabazite-Ca77.1.2.1(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Epistilbite77.1.6.2CaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Heulandite-Ca77.1.4.1(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Scolecite77.1.5.5CaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Amethyst
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
var: Jasper-SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
H ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
H Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
H CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
H EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
O ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
O Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
O CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Na Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Na Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Mg CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Al ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Al Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Al EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Si ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Si Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Si CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
K Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
K CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Ca Heulandite-Ca(Ca,Na)5(Si27Al9)O72 · 26H2O
Ca ScoleciteCaAl2Si3O10 · 3H2O
Ca Chabazite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Ca EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Fe CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Cu CopperCu
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2


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