Warwick Mountain Lithogeochemical Data

DP ME 505, Version 1, 2018. Lithogeochemical Data from the Warwick Mountain Area, Eastern Cobequid Highlands, Nova Scotia, by T.G. MacHattie and C.C. MacMullen.

Release Date: March 5, 2018, 10 am EST (11 am AST)


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This digital product consists of data from a lithogeochemical survey undertaken in multiple field seasons by DNR staff in the Warwick Mountain project area of the eastern Cobequid Highlands of Nova Scotia. It consists of 1877 samples with an approximate 1 km2 sampling grid extent taken over the Byers Brook-Diamond Brook volcanic belt. The dataset consists of sample location information, sample descriptions, lab geochemistry for 1851 samples analyzed for S, K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Rb, Sr, Y, Zr, Nb, Mo, Cd, Sn, Sb, Ba, Ce, W, Pb, Th, U by pXRF, a subset of 70 samples for Au and Hg by assay, and a subset of 47 rock sample analysis.

This survey, along with surficial and bedrock geological mapping, and silt and till surveys, was a component of renewed bedrock and mineral deposit research on the epithermal gold potential of the Byers Brook and Diamond Brook formations. This lithogeochemistry sampling survey was conducted to establish regional background data on rock composition and geochemistry, and identify prospective areas and suitable sampling media for further geochemical exploration.



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Format ESRI shape files (SHP), ArcGIS File Geodatabase (GDB) and XLS files compressed in ZIP files (more information on data formats)

SHP/GDB/XLS - 6.3 MB (compressed), 34.0 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).

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