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Enon Lake, Cape Breton Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 48' 16'' North , 60° 32' 31'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.80472,-60.54222
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate

A celestite deposit mined in the 1970s.

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.

Mineral List

12 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

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Early Carboniferous
323.2 - 358.9 Ma

ID: 2683466
Loch Lomond, Enon and Meadows Road Formations

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Loch Lomond Formation; Enon Formation; Meadows Road Formation

Description: Halite, anhydrite, gypsum, mudstone, siltstone, sandstone, conglomerate, 300 m (Viséan (Holkerian), B subzone fauna and spores); includes the Loch Lomond Formation, Enon Formation, and Meadows Road Formation; conformable-disconformable on Lower Windsor Group

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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Choo, K. (1972) Celestite Mineralization at Enon Lake, Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia. MASc Thesis, Dalhousie University.
Felderhof, G.W. (1978) Barite, Celestite and Fluorite in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Deptartment of Mines.
Dawson, K.R. (1985) Geology of Barium, Strontium, and Fluorine Deposits in Canada. Economic Geology, Report 34.
Hudgins, A.D. (1967) Geology of the Enon Celestite Manto, Enon, Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Mines, AR_ME_11F15A_48-O-61_01_431896.

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