Nova Scotia Mineral Occurrence Database

DP ME 2, Version 11, 2016. Nova Scotia Mineral Occurrence Database. Digital product compiled by G. A. O'Reilly, G. J. Demont, J. C. Poole and B. E. Fisher



This data set is the ArcGIS version of the Nova Scotia Mineral Occurrence Database. The data set was compiled by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (NR&R), Geoscience and Mines Branch (GMB). The product contains a series of attribute tables that contain information about the various mineral occurrences present in the province of Nova Scotia. It includes information such as: types of alteration, sample analyses information, mineral commodities, coordinates, element and mineral type, mode of mineralization, NTS mapsheet information, element sampling information, stratigraphic units, types of surveys carried out and work done on the occurrence.

This version of the database contains a number of modified and new mineral occurrences. The coordinates in the GIS digital product for version 9 and all subsequent versions are now in UTM zone 20 NAD83 coordinates.


The DATA is provided to the USER on an "as is" basis, without warranties of any kind, express or implied. The entire risk as to the quality and accuracy of the DATA is with the USER and the USER shall use his/her own judgment in making use of the DATA or drawing conclusions based upon it. NR&R shall not be liable to the USER, his/her clients, servants, agents, contractors, assigns, or to any other person for any loss or damage of any kind including personal injury or death arising from the use of the DATA or accompanying written materials, or from errors, deficiencies or faults therein, whether such damage is caused by negligence or otherwise. If errors or omissions are found in the DATA, the USER will notify NR&R. The terms and conditions of the license accompany the downloaded digital product.


Sample of DP002

Format and Projection


ESRI shape files (SHP), ArcGIS File Geodatabase 10.2 (GDB), a Google Earth compatible file format (KML\KMZ) and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets (XLS) compressed in self-extracting EXE/ZIP files (more information on data formats)


SHP - 1 MB (compressed), 11 MB (uncompressed)
GDB - 1.6 MB (compressed), 13 MB (uncompressed)
KML\KMZ - 0.7 MB (compressed), 1 MB (uncompressed)
XLS - 1.5 MB (compressed), 6.2 MB (uncompressed)


The data is in six-degree Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection, Zone 20, Central Meridian 63° 00' West using the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83).

Downloading Instructions

The data files have been compressed using PKZIP into a single, self-extracting EXE file.

  1. Read the Licence before accepting the data.
  2. Download the self-extracting EXE file to the desired location on your hard drive.
  3. Double click or "RUN" the EXE file and the data files will be unzipped automatically.

The EXE file can also be opened in WinZip to view and extract the compressed files in the data set.

On UNIX platforms, the unzip command will extract the compressed files in the EXE.

All data sets are in six-degree Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Zone 20 projection using the NAD83 datum. A readme file and a copy of the licence agreement are also included with each data set.

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