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TitleGeology, King's Point, Newfoundland and Labrador, NTS 12-H/9
AuthorSkulski, T; Castonguay, S; Kidd, W S F; McNicoll, V J; van Staal, C R
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 156, 2015, 1 sheet,
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Maps1 map
Map Info.geological, bedrock and structural geology, 1:50,000
ProjectionTransverse Mercator Projection, zone 21 (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; shp; xml; rtf; xls; JPEG2000
ProvinceNewfoundland and Labrador
AreaKing's Point
Lat/Long WENS-56.5000 -56.0000 49.7500 49.5000
Subjectsstructural geology; stratigraphy; tectonics; bedrock geology; structural features; igneous rocks; intrusive rocks; volcanic rocks; metamorphic rocks; basalts; rhyolites; granodiorites; ophiolites; gneisses; granites; faults; folds; tectonostratigraphic zones; tectonic setting; tectonic evolution; Trap Pond Granite; Wild Cove Pond Igneous Suite; King's Point volcanic complex; Micmac Lake Group; Fox Pond Formation; Strugglers Pond Formation; Burlington Plutonic Suite; Black Brook Group; Snooks Arm Group; Venam's Bight Formation; Bobby Cove Formation; Prairie Hat Member; Scrape Point Formation; Baie Verte Oceanic Tract; Advocate Complex; Fleur de Lys Supergroup; Old House Cove Group; Birchy Complex; East Pond Metamorphic Suite; Paleozoic; Silurian; Ordovician; Cambrian; Precambrian; Proterozoic
Illustrationstables; location maps
ProgramAppalachian TGI-3, Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-3), 2005-2010
Released2015 12 01
AbstractSouthern Baie Verte Peninsula (Newfoundland and Labrador, NTS 12-H/9) is underlain by the Mesoproterozoic East Pond Metamorphic Suite, Neoproterozoic Birchy Complex, and Neoproterozoic to Ordovician Fleur de Lys Supergroup, which make up the Humber continental margin. East of the Baie Verte Line, the continental margin units are tectonically overlain by Cambrian rocks of the Advocate Complex (Baie Verte Oceanic Tract), and ophiolite cover of the Ordovician Snooks Arm Group and Black Brook group. These are stitched by a continental overlap assemblage including Ordovician-Silurian Burlington plutonic suite, and Silurian Micmac Lake Group, King's Point volcanic complex, and west of the Baie Verte Line, Wild Cove Pond Igneous Suite and late tectonic, Trap Pond granite. Four phases of regional deformation have affected this area including D1 best documented in the Birchy Complex and related to ophiolite obduction; D2 regional, penetrative deformation associated with isoclinal folds and shear zones and accompanied by greenschist- to amphibolite-facies metamorphism; D3 related to asymmetric and chevron folds near the Baie Verte Line; and D4 related to extensional and dextral faults and reactivation of faults.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This is a bedrock geological map at 1:50,000 scale of the south central part of Baie Verte Peninsula, Newfoundland (NL). The map is based on new (TGI-3 2006-2008) and compiled scientific information. Baie Verte Peninsula has hosted a dozen past producing mines (gold, copper, asbestos) and two are currently in production (adjoining map sheet). New age determinations in this area establish a temporal link between contemporaneous volcanic rocks, and widespread, granitic intrusive rocks exposed on the eastern part of the peninsula. Evidence for tilted volcanic rocks and their plutonic roots, are important observations in helping to establish effective mineral exploration strategies for gold, silver and uranium mineralization associated with these rocks.