Geological Mapping of North Mountain Basalt

DP ME 438, Version 1, 2010. Digital Geological Data Generated as Part of the North Mountain Basalt Mapping Project (2000-2004), from Brier Island to Cape Split, Digby, Annapolis and Kings Counties, by D. J. Kontak and T. L. Webster


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This digital product is a compilation of geological data which was collected as part of Dan Kontak's mapping of the basaltic rocks of the North Mountain Formation . The data was used to create Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (NSNR&R) Open File Maps OFM ME 2010-7, OFM ME 2010-8, OFM ME 2010-9, OFM ME 2010-10, OFM 2010-11, and OFM ME 2010-12, compiled by D. J. Kontak and T. L. Webster, 2010. The digital product was created by the NSNR&R, Mineral Resources Branch (MRB) staff. The original digital data was compiled using Dan Kontak's field work and high resolution LIDAR imagery (DP ME 455) provided by Tim Webster (AGRG). The digital product contains layers for geological features such as: age dates, drillholes, faults, bedrock geology, geological contacts, neatline, mineral occurrences, small outcrops, reference outlines, an index for mapsheets, and an overview index of the map series.


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.

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Format and Projection

Format ArcInfo Interchange Format (E00), DXF/DBF, and ESRI shape files (SHP) compressed in self-extracting EXE/ZIP files (more information on data formats)

E00 - 0.5 MB (compressed), 3 MB (uncompressed)
DXF/DBF - 0.5 MB (compressed), 4 MB (uncompressed)
SHP - 2 MB (compressed), 7 MB (uncompressed)
GDB - 2 MB (compressed), 4 MB (uncompressed)

Projection 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.

Download Digital Data Set DP ME 438