Dunbrack mine, Musquodoboit Harbour, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||44° 49' 5'' North , 63° 11' 22'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||44.81833,-63.18972|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
A small Pb-Cu-Ag deposit that was worked in the early 1900s.
Float mineralization from the area was first found in 1888. In 1909 a regular deposit was found by Bessie and John Dunbrack. A shaft and adit were sunk but by 1915 mining operations had ceased. In 1916, Robert Ewing of New Orleans acquired the property and extended the underground workings. By June 1920 mining operations had again ceased. All that remains today at the locality is a small partially overgrown dump heap.
NOTE: The land owner does not want any trespassers going through the dumps or looking for the mine (http://www.mindat.org/mesg-105-368831.html).
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
33 valid minerals. 2 erroneous literature entries.
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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|Late Devonian - Middle Devonian|
358.9 - 393.3 Ma
|Middle - Late Devonian muscovite biotite monzogranite|
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.