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.
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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|
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. 
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The Nova Scotia Mineral Occurrence Database
Cook, C.W. (1925) Molybdenite deposit near New Ross, Nova Scotia. Economic Geology: 20: 185-188.
O'Reilly, G.A., Farley, E.J., Charest, M.H. (1982) Metasomatic-Hydrothermal Mineral Deposits of the New Ross-Mahone Bay Area, Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Resources Branch, Paper ME 1982-2.
Sabina, A.P. (2015) Rocks and minerals for the collector: Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia; South Shore, Nova Scotia. Geological Survey of Canada, Popular Geoscience 97: 456 pages, doi:10.4095/293933.