Nova Scotia Abandoned Mine Openings Database

DP ME 010, Version 8, 2020. Nova Scotia Abandoned Mine Openings Database. Digital product compiled E. W. Hennick and J. C. Poole.


This digital product is developed from a database of published abandoned mine openings for the province of Nova Scotia. The database is maintained by the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines (NSDEM), Geoscience and Mines Branch (GMB). The digital product was created by the NSEM GMB staff. The database provides approximate coordinate locations for many of the abandoned mine openings, and also provides a source reference on each mine opening.

Nova Scotia Open Government Licence

This data is made available under the Nova Scotia Open Government Licence.

Use of this data indicates your acceptance to the terms contained in the Nova Scotia Open Government Licence.


Sample View of Abandoned Mines Database

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 ZIP files (more information on data formats)

SHP/GDB/KML/XLS - 6 MB (compressed), 35 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 IZArc into a single ZIP file.

  1. Download the ZIP file to the desired location on your computer hard drive.
  2. Unzip and extract the data onto your computer. We STRONGLY recommend you unzip our data to a consistent area on your hard drive (e.g. C:\nsDNR\).

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 included with each data set.

Download Digital Data Set DP ME 10

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