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TitleGeology and shaded seafloor relief, Lunenburg Bay, Scotian Shelf, offshore Nova Scotia
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorKing, E L; Hynes, S; Cameron, G D MORCID logo
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8138, 2017, 1 sheet, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
PublisherCanadian Hydrographic Service
Documentopen file
Maps1 map
Map Info.geological, shaded relief, bedrock, surficial, 1:25,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 20T (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatpdf
ProvinceEastern offshore region; Nova Scotia
AreaScotian Shelf; Lunenburg Bay
Lat/Long WENS -64.3333 -64.1167 44.3833 44.2500
Subjectsmarine geology; structural geology; stratigraphy; surficial geology/geomorphology; economic geology; geophysics; paleontology; geochronology; bedrock geology; lithology; metasedimentary rocks; slates; sedimentary rocks; sandstones; black shales; metamorphic rocks; greenschist facies; seafloor topography; bathymetry; bedrock topography; structural features; faults; folds; anticlines; synclines; joints; lineations; bedding planes; mineral deposits; mineralization; pyrrhotite; gold; quartz veins; placer deposits; geological history; Wisconsinian glacial stage; glaciation; deglaciation; postglacial evolution; Holocene; isostatic rebound; paleogeography; transgressions; sea level changes; paleo-sea levels; tectonic history; marine sediments; muds; salt marshes; sands; gravels; glacial deposits; glacial landforms; glacial features; glaciomarine deposits; estuarine deposits; lacustrine deposits; drumlins; glacial flutings; ice contact deposits; deltas; tills; boulders; erratics; depositional environment; sedimentary structures; bedforms; sand waves; scour marks; dredging; megaripples; dunes; ripple marks; pockmarks; paleodrainage; shoals; terraces; core samples; biostratigraphy; micropaleontology; microfossils; gas; methane; geophysical surveys; acoustic surveys, marine; side-scan sonar; magnetic surveys, marine; remote sensing; satellite imagery; photography; radiometric dating; radiocarbon dating; Meguma Supergroup; Halifax Group; Feltzen Formation; Cunard Formation; Goldenville Group; Moshers Island Formation; Government Point Formation; Foraminifera; Shelburne Dyke; anthropogenic deposits; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Paleozoic; Ordovician; Cambrian; Precambrian; Proterozoic
Illustrationsprofiles; lithologic sections; aerial photographs; photographs; geophysical images; sketch maps; rose diagrams; cross-sections; geochronological charts; location maps; index maps
ProgramOffshore Geoscience
Released2017 04 12
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
An illustrated map depicting both bedrock and overlying sediment types is presented. It was derived mainly from sonar surveys. This location adjoins the UNESCO town by the same name and is the site of a marine park. It was also the site of past gold mining. The sonar surveys were exceptional quality and enable recognition of bedrock features such as faults, folds, joints and enigmatic pits better than on the land. Prime examples of several glacial and past coastal features are also presented, together with the 3-D distribution of seabed and shallow sub-seabed sediment types. A history of the evolution of processes was deduced spanning from the time of glacial ice sheet cover, exposure as dry land and subsequent and continued flooding by the sea.

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