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TitleGeology, Nippers Harbour and parts of Horse Islands, Cape St. John, and Little Bay Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, NTS 2-E/13 and parts of NTS 2-E/12, NTS 2-E/14, and NTS 2-L/4
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorSkulski, T; Castonguay, SORCID logo; Moussallam, Y; McNicoll, V J; van Staal, C R; Bédard, J H
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 160, 2015, 1 sheet, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Maps1 map
Map Info.geological, bedrock and structural geology, 1:50,000
ProjectionTransverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 21 (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; shp; xml; rtf; xls; JPEG2000; docx
ProvinceNewfoundland and Labrador
NTS2E/12NW; 2E/13; 2E/14NW; 2L/04SW
AreaNippers Harbour
Lat/Long WENS -56.0000 -55.4500 50.0500 49.7167
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; Confusion Bay plutonic suite; La Scie granite; Cape St. John Group; La Scie Formation; Stakes Pond Formation; Brent's Cove Formation; Carolina Point Formation; Blanche Point Formation; Welsh's Pond Formation; Little Caplin Cove Formation; Armchair Pond Formation; Mathis Pond Formation; Binch Pond Formation; Goss Pond Formation; Read Cliff Pond Formation; ong ond Formation; Bever Cove Formation; Cape Brule Porphyry; Stocking Harbour Intrusive Suite; Burlington Plutonic Suite; Snooks Arm Group; Round Harbour Formation; Balsam Bud Cove Formation; Bobby Cove Formation; Prairie Hat Member; Scrape Point Formation; Baie Verte Oceanic Tract; Betts Cove Complex; Pacquet Complex; Mt. Misery Formation; Fleur de Lys Supergroup; Ming's Bight Group; Birchy Complex; Paleozoic; Silurian; Ordovician; Cambrian; Precambrian; Proterozoic
Illustrationstables; location maps
ProgramTargeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI-3), 2005-2010, Appalachian TGI-3
Released2015 12 01; 2017 01 12
AbstractNortheastern Baie Verte Peninsula (Newfoundland and Labrador, NTS 2-E/13, parts of NTS 12-I/4, 2-E/14, and 2-E/12) is underlain by the Neoproterozoic to Ordovician Ming's Bight Group, Cambrian ophiolite of the Betts Cove Complex, submarine Ordovician ophiolite cover of the Snooks Arm Group, and a continental overlap assemblage including Ordovician-Silurian Burlington plutonic suite, Stocking Harbour intrusive suite, and the Silurian Confusion Bay plutonic suite and Cape St. John Group. Three mines have operated in this area including two Cu volcanogenic massive-sulphide deposits in the Betts Cove Complex (Tilt Cove and Betts Cove mines), and gold in iron-formation in the Snooks Arm Group (Nugget Pond mine). Four phases of regional deformation affected this area, including: D1 restricted to a northwest-directed reverse fault in the Betts Cove Complex related to ophiolite obduction; D2 regional, penetrative deformation accompanied by greenschist metamorphism; D3 related to open upright cross folds; and D4 in the north, related to recumbent folding coeval with extensional faults, accompanied by an amphibolitic metamorphic overprint.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This is a bedrock geological map at 1:50,000 scale of the north eastern 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 bedrock mapping and age determinations of volcanic rocks allow the authors to establish correlations between ancient seafloor deposits that host copper and gold mineralization on the eastern coast of Baie Verte Peninsula, with similar rocks in the interior of the peninsula that host the Rambler mining camp. These correlations provide a predictive framework to guide future mineral exploration in the Baie Verte area. New mapping, age determinations and aeromagnetic data arising from this project, also reveal the complex folding and stratigraphy of younger continental volcanic sequences in the eastern half of the peninsula that locally host gold mineralization.

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