Walker Moly prospect (New Russell prospect), New Ross, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||44° 46' 19'' North , 64° 24' 54'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||44.77222,-64.41500|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
Bennett Walker first discovered molybdenite bearing boulders in the 1860s. In 1916, a Mr. Russell also found molybdenite bearing float. The property was then owned by Bernard Walker. A 15 m deep shaft was sunk in 1916 by the Nova Scotia Molybdenite Company and 19 tons of ore was shipped to the Mines Branch in Ottawa for testing. The shaft was worked to 19 m in 1949 by the Nova Scotia Dept. of Mines.
Coordinates confirmed by GPS at occurrence.
32 valid minerals.
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358.9 - 419.2 Ma
|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. 
|Late Devonian - Middle Devonian|
358.9 - 393.3 Ma
|Middle - Late Devonian fine grained leucomonzogranite|