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TitleGeology, Baie Verte and parts of Fleur de Lys, Newfoundland and Labrador, NTS 12-H/16 and parts of NTS 12-I/1
AuthorSkulski, T; Castonguay, S; Kidd, W S F; McNicoll, V J; van Staal, C R; Hibbard, J P
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 159, 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; docx
ProvinceNewfoundland and Labrador
NTS12H/16; 12I/01
AreaBaie Verte
Lat/Long WENS -56.5000 -56.0000 50.1667 49.7500
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; King's Point volcanic complex; Confusion Bay plutonic suite; Cape St. John Group; Micmac Lake Group; Fox Pond Formation; Strugglers Pond Formation; Burlington Plutonic Suite; Snooks Arm Group; Balsam Bud Cove Formation; Venam's Bight Formation; Bobby Cove Formation; Prairie Hat Member; Scrape Point Formation; Mt. Misery Formation; Betts Head Formation; Fleur de Lys Supergroup; Old House Cove Group; Rattling Brook Group; Ming's Bight 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; 2017 01 12
AbstractNorthwestern Baie Verte Peninsula (Newfoundland and Labrador, NTS 12-H/16 and part of 12-I/2) is underlain by Mesoproterozoic basement of the East Pond Metamorphic Suite; Neoproterozoic to Ordovician Laurentian continental margin rocks of the Fleur de Lys Supergroup; Cambrian dismembered ophiolite including Pacquet, Point Rousse, and Advocate complexes; submarine Ordovician ophiolite cover of the Snooks Arm Group; and Ordovician-Silurian, continental plutonic rocks of the Burlington plutonic suite and overlying Silurian Micmac Lake Group; King's Point volcanic complex; and Cape St. John Group and related plutons. Ten mines have operated in this area (two current, eight past-producing). The ophiolitic rocks host Cu-Au volcanogenic massive-sulphide (Terra Nova, Rambler Main, Big Rambler Pond, East, Ming, and Ming West mines) and asbestos deposits (Advocate mine). The Snooks Arm Group hosts three gold deposits (Goldenville, Stog'er Tight, and Pine Cove mines). Four phases of regional deformation affected this area including D1, best documented in the Birchy Complex, is related to ophiolite obduction; D2, regional, penetrative deformation was accompanied by greenschist- to amphibolite-facies metamorphism; D3, related to folds, commonly asymmetric; and D4, related to recumbent folding in the northeast and 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 north 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 (this map sheet). Careful mapping in combination with geochronology and geochemistry reveal for the first time how stratigraphic sequences of ancient ocean floor volcanic rocks and attendant copper and gold mineralization, have been progressively deformed into tight folds westward across the peninsula. Ultimately these constitute a collage of fault-bound slivers along a major fault zone (Baie Verte-Brompton Line) that can be traced across Newfoundland to southern Quebec. This fault zone reworks the ancient continental margin¿accreted seafloor plate boundary in the northern Appalachians.