MINDAT.ORG 2018 BENEFIT AUCTION Click here to preview now. Bidding starts June 1st
Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for Educators
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Boylston quarry, Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Key
Lock Map
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 26' 47'' North , 61° 29' 34'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.44639,-61.49278
GeoHash:G#: f8h689q26
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


A small road-fill quarry. This location has produced large numbers of excellent quartz crystals. Many crystals are found as floaters, having been shattered from the matrix and later healed by continued growth. Tabular crystals are common and Faden crystals have also been found. Nearly all of the crystals are colored orange to red due to iron staining.


Mineral List


8 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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Paleozoic
252.17 - 541 Ma



ID: 3187973
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 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]

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



This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.

References

Sort by Year (asc) | by Year (desc) | by Author (A-Z) | by Author (Z-A)
Robinson, G.W., et al., "What's New in Minerals", Mineralogical Record, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 428, Sept-Oct 1992.

Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2018, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: May 25, 2018 11:35:03 Page generated: May 25, 2018 01:32:33
Go to top of page