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TitleA report on the first phase of the Cape Breton mineral resources project
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LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorShaw, W S
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 71, 1969, 134 pages (4 sheets), https://doi.org/10.4095/100350 Open Access logo Open Access
Year1969
Documentopen file
Lang.English
MapsPublication contains 4 maps
Map Info.geological, metallogenic, 1:126,720
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceNova Scotia
NTS11F/09; 11F/10; 11F/11; 11F/12; 11F/13; 11F/14; 11F/15; 11F/16; 11G/13; 11J/04; 11J/05; 11K/01; 11K/02; 11K/03; 11K/04; 11K/09; 11K/06; 11K/07; 11K/08; 11K/10; 11K/11; 11K/15; 11K/16; 11N/01; 11N/02
AreaCape Breton Island
Lat/Long WENS -62.0000 -59.5000 47.2500 46.0000
Subjectsgeochronology; regional geology; economic geology; industrial minerals; metallic minerals; barium; bismuth; cadmium; copper; fluorite; germanium; gold; iron; lead; magnesium; manganese; mining properties; molybdenum; nickel; silver; strontium; tungsten; zinc; mineral occurrences; mineralization; Acadian Orogeny; Ainslie Formation; Aspy Fault; Bourinot Group; Canoe Brook Formation; Canso Group; Craignish Formation; Fisset Brook Formation; Fourchu Group; George River Group; Grantmire Facies; Horton Group; Kelvin Glen Formation; Macadam Lake Formation; Maccodrum Formation; Maclean Brook Formation; Macmullin Formation; Macneil Formation; Middle River Group; Morien Series; Morrison River Formation; Pictou Group; Riversdale Group; Strathlorne Formation; Taconic Orogeny; Trout Brook Formation; Windsor Group; Paleozoic; Carboniferous
Illustrationsgeological sketch maps
Released1969 01 01; 2017 11 07
Abstract(Summary)
The first phase of the Cape Breton Mineral Resources Project was an examination of the known mineral occurrences in relation to the geology. The data was abstracted, statistically analysed, mapped and considered within the framework of various metallogenic concepts. The study confirmed what many geologists have suspected - that there is a strong preference of the known mineral occurrences for certain geologic environments. The vicinity of the 740 miles of Carboniferous - Pre - Carboniferous contact is the common denominator for 54% of all known occurrences, thus strongly suggesting a genetic relationship between mineralization and the Carboniferous basin margins which appear to be a complex combination of faulting and unconformity. Less marked but significant associations were noted between mineral occurrences and (a ) the Horton and Grantmire - Windsor contact (b) the George River Group and (c) certain intrusives.
GEOSCAN ID100350

 
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