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TitleSurficial geology of Canso Bank and adjacent areas
AuthorMaclean, B; Fader, G B; King, L H
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Paper no. 76-15, 1978, 16 pages (1 sheet),
PublisherGeological Survey of Canada
MapsPublication contains 1 map
Map Info.surficial geology, 1:300,000
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication accompanies Fader, G B; King, L H; Maclean, B; (1978). Surficial Geology of Canso Bank and Adjacent Areas, Department of the Environment, Map no. 4013G
File formatpdf
ProvinceNova Scotia; Eastern offshore region
NTS11C/13; 11C/14; 11C/15; 11C/16; 11F/01; 11F/02; 11F/03; 11F/04; 11F/05; 11F/06; 11F/07; 11F/08; 11F/09; 11F/10; 11F/11; 11F/12
AreaCanso Strait
Lat/Long WENS -62.0000 -60.0000 45.7500 44.7500
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; marine geology; lithology; sediment distribution; Emerald Silt; Lahave Clay; Sable Island Gravel; Sable Island Sand; Scotian Shelf Drift; Scotian Shelf
Released1978 03 01; 2016 03 11
AbstractChart 4013-G delineates the distribution pattern of the unconsolidated sediments on the seafloor across Canso Bank and adjacent areas. Five sedimentary units comprising Scotian Shelf drift. Emerald silt, Sambro sand, LaHave clay, and Sable Island sand and gravel, which arc common to other parts of the Scotian Shelf, occur with local modification within the map-area. Delineation of the areal sediment distribution and stratigraphic relationships arc based on textural data from bottom samples and acoustic data from echograms and continuous seismic reflection profiles. The sediment distribution for the most part is related to the Plcistoccnc low stand of eustatic sea level 15 OOO 19 OOO years BP and its sub-sequent rise, together with some modification which is still ta king place in some nearshore and other shallow. areas.