Fall River scheelite mine, Waverley, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||44° 47' 35'' North , 63° 37' 0'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||44.79306,-63.61667|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
A small scheelite occurrence, distinct from the neaby gold mines to the south.
A note on ankerite: Recent redefinitions of the ankerite-dolomite series mean that many samples that would have been classified as ankerite would now be defined as dolomite (iron-rich dolomite) and true ankerite is quite rare. See a discussion here https://www.mindat.org/mesg-7-430792.html. The listing below reflects the current species definitions.
8 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.
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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252.17 - 541 Ma
|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. 
|Ordovician - Cambrian|
443.8 - 541 Ma
Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Goldenville Formation
Description: Sandstone turbidites and slate: continental rise prism (in places metamorphosed to schist and gneiss), >5600 m (U-Pb concordant zircon and detrital titanite ages near base and top of unit of 566 ± 8 and 552 ± 5 Ma respectively)
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.