Nova Scotia Abandoned Mine Openings Database

DP ME 010, Version 7, 2017. 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 Natural Resources (NSDNR), Mineral Resources Branch (MRB). The digital product was created by the NSDNR MRB staff. The database provides approximate coordinate locations for many of the abandoned mine openings, and also provides a source reference on each mine opening.


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. DNR 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 DNR. The terms and conditions of the license accompany the downloaded digital product.


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 - 1 MB (compressed), 11.5 MB (uncompressed)
GDB - 1.3 MB (compressed), 9.8 MB (uncompressed)
KML\KMZ - 1 MB (compressed), 1.3 MB (uncompressed)
XLS - 1.3 MB (compressed), 6 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. Read the Licence before accepting the data.
  2. Download the ZIP file to the desired location on your computer hard drive.
  3. 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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