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Reeves pit (Reeves tin pit), New Ross, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 43' 49'' North , 64° 31' 6'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 44.73028,-64.51861
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate


Granitic pegmatite in leucomonzogranite. Pit was dug around 1903-1906. It has been filled in for many years.

Large smoky and white quartz crystals to 27x10 inches were found, along with a large number of other minerals, including a few rare ones.

This locality was the first in Canada to report amblygonite, however a chemical analysis by Walker and Parsons (1924) shows that the material is "unusually low in fluorine and very high in water" and there is "an unusual replacement of fluorine by hydroxyl". This is supported by MinDat comments regarding amblygonite and montebrasite (i.e. nearly all reported amblyonite from granites is actually montebrasite). Thus the mineral is actually montebrasite and the mineral list now reflects that.

Coordinates confirmed by GPS at locality.


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Mineral List


22 valid minerals. 2 erroneous literature entries.

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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Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3191928
Paleozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

Late Devonian - Middle Devonian
358.9 - 393.3 Ma



ID: 2683617
Middle - Late Devonian fine grained leucomonzogranite

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 393.3 Ma)

Description: Fine grained leucomonzogranite

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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References

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Nova Scotia Mineral Occurrence Database
Faribault, E.R. (1908) Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Summ. Rep. Geol. Surv. Dep. Canada for 1907, pp. 80-82.
Walker, T.L., Parsons, A.L. (1924) Pegmatite Minerals from New Ross, Nova Scotia. University of Toronto, Geol. Series: 17: 46-50.

External Links

http://novascotia.ca/natr/meb/pdf/82pap02.asp - G.A. O'Reilly, E.J. Farley, and M.H. Charest, "Metasomatic-Hydrothermal Mineral Deposits of the New Ross-Mahone Bay Area, Nova Scotia", N.S. Dept. of Mines and Energy, paper 82-2, 1982.

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