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Cape Blomidon, Bay of Fundy, Kings Co., Nova Scotia, Canadai
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Kings Co.County
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 15' 25'' North , 64° 20' 53'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 45.25722,-64.34833
GeoHash:G#: f841rwyfr
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Parrsboro1,472 (2014)16.6km
Wolfville3,523 (2008)19.4km
Kentville12,636 (2014)23.1km
Hantsport1,253 (2008)25.6km
Windsor3,864 (2010)34.8km


Cliffs along the Bay of Fundy. Walking from Cape Blomidon Provincial Park, the cliffs begin as Minas Basin sandstone capped by Triassic basalt. Moving west the basalt makes up a larger portion of the cliffs.

Regions containing this locality

North America PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Habit: trapezohedra to 60mm in diameter
Colour: water clear red or yellow; translucent to opaque white
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.51
'Apophyllite'
Reference: Donald Doell Mineral Collection
Celadonite
Formula: K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Reference: Ronnie Van Dommelen Collection
'Chabazite'
Habit: phacolite twins to 5mm in diameter
Colour: colorless
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.100
Epistilbite
Formula: CaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.143
Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Formula: KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Reference: F. Aumento and C. Friedlaender (1966) "Zeolites from North Mountains, Nova Scotia", Symposium on Zeolites, Mineralogical Society of India, International Mineralogical Association, Fourth General Meeting, 149-154.
Gmelinite-Ca
Formula: Ca2(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
Habit: hexagonal dipyramids (ledererite) up to 10cm in diameter
Colour: colorless, white, pale orange
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.205
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Habit: Variety satin spar.
Colour: Orange, white
Reference: Jackson, C.T. and Alger, F. (1829) Remarks on the Mineralogy and Geology of the Peninsula of Nova Scotia. Cambridge.
'Heulandite subgroup'
Colour: flesh colored
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.255
Mordenite
Formula: (Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.322
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.361
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.205
Stilbite-Ca
Formula: NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Reference: F. Aumento and C. Friedlaender (1966) "Zeolites from North Mountains, Nova Scotia", Symposium on Zeolites, Mineralogical Society of India, International Mineralogical Association, Fourth General Meeting, 149-154.
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.458
'Thomsonite'
Reference: Tschernich, R. (1992): Zeolites of the World, p.458
Thomsonite-Ca
Formula: NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Reference: WALKER, T. L. and PARSONS, A. L. (1922) The Zeolites of Nova Scotia, Contributions to Canadian Mineralogy, University of Toronto Press, 13-73.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Celadonite9.EC.15K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Epistilbite9.GD.45CaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Fluorapophyllite-(K)9.EA.15KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Gmelinite-Ca9.GD.05Ca2(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
Mordenite9.GD.35(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Stilbite-Ca9.GE.10NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Thomsonite-Ca9.GA.10NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Celadonite71.2.2a.6K(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with 3-, 4-, or 5-membered rings and 8-membered rings
Fluorapophyllite-(K)72.3.1.1KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Epistilbite77.1.6.2CaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Mordenite77.1.6.1(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Stilbite-Ca77.1.4.3NaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apophyllite'-
'Chabazite'-
Gmelinite-Ca-Ca2(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-
Thomsonite-Ca-NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H Gmelinite-CaCa2(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
H EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
H Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
H Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
H CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O Gmelinite-CaCa2(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
O EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
O Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
O Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
O CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Na Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Al Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al Gmelinite-CaCa2(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
Al EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Al Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
SiSilicon
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Si Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Gmelinite-CaCa2(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
Si EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Si Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Si Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
Si CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
KPotassium
K Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
K Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
K CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Stilbite-CaNaCa4[Al9Si27O72] · nH2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Ca Gmelinite-CaCa2(Si8Al4O24] · 11H2O
Ca EpistilbiteCaAl2Si6O16 · 5H2O
Ca Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Ca Fluorapophyllite-(K)KCa4(Si8O20)(F,OH) · 8H2O
FeIron
Fe CeladoniteK(Mg,Fe2+)Fe3+(Si4O10)(OH)2

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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Jurassic - Triassic
145 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3189592
Mesozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Mesozoic (145 - 251.902 Ma)

Comments: Fundy Graben

Lithology: Mafic volcanic 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Jackson, C.T., Hayes, A.A. (1834) A Description of a New Mineral Species from Nova Scotia. American Journal of Science, Series 1: 25: 78-84.
Sabina, A.P. (1964) Rocks and Minerals for the Collector - Bay of Fundy Area. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 64-10.
Tschernich, Rudy (1992) Zeolites of the World. p.51, 100, 149, 255, 458, 492. https://www.mindat.org/book_details.php?id=74


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