The Minerals of Nova Scotia

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Commissioner of public works and mines, Kings' printer, 1901 - Mines and mineral resources - 78 pages

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Page 72 - Scotia contained no regular reservation of minerals. In some instances gold, silver, and precious stones only were reserved ; in other cases gold, silver, iron, copper, lead, &c., were retained for a source of revenue to the Crown.
Page 57 - The least valuable but certainly the most common of the Nova Scotia manganese ores is wad. This ore is found as a superficial deposit in connection with every geological formation known in the Province. Among the localities yielding it may be mentioned Jeddore, Ship Harbour, Saint Margaret's Bay, Shelburne, La Have, Chester, Parrsborough, Springhill, Picton and Antigonish
Page 62 - ... limonite ore of very high quality. A very elaborate report and analyses were made some years ago by Dr. Selwyn, and published in the report of the Canadian Geological Survey Samples of the varieties of limonite and specular ores, and of the carbonates, etc., worked here have been forwarded. Quarries. These notes refer to the Quarries in the northern part of Cumberland County, which furnished samples of their products. Quarries at River John. — No. 1. This is the only quarry at present working...
Page 64 - ... shells, blackened by smoke. Flags and Slates. — A small amount of flagstone has been quarried on the North West Arm of Halifax Harbor, and at Beaver Bank, Slates were quarried to a small extent at Rawdon, and various places in Hants County, and the quality and quantity are equal to any demand. Dalhousie Mountain and West River, Pictou, are said to have good slate beds, and it is also reported from the South Mountain, Digby, and Yarmouth Counties. At the Provincial Exhibition of 1879, slates...
Page 72 - ... coal, iron, copper, lead, tin and precious stones whenever reserved, and for the purposes of revenue made the above reservations in all future grants. This Act releases to the owner of the land all gypsum, limestone, fireclay, barytes, manganese, antimony, etc., etc., and any of the above reservations, whenever they are not specified in the grant. There is no complete list published of all the grants, but information as to every grant can be obtained at the Crown Lands Office.
Page 62 - No. 3. About a quarter of a mile up the river from No. 1, was worked for six years intermittently. Many grindstones were cut in this quarry, which yields a firm grey sandstone. Wallace Harbor. — The Wallace Grey Stone Co., Wallace Harbor, John Stevenson, Manager. This quarry is situated at Wallace, and a great part of the stone is shipped by water, though it is connected with the IC Railway by a good waggon road about two miles long. Though the stone is carried to the wharf by horses, a tramway...
Page 57 - ... Considerable wad is found. The brown hematites in various parts of the province carry considerable manganese peroxide, at times as high as 14 per cent. Pyrolusite, however, is the only ore that has been mined to any extent in Nova Scotia. Between Halifax and Windsor, near Mount Uniacke, it is found in small pockets and veins penetrating granite and in the quartzites of the auriferous Lower Cambrian of the Nova Scotia Atlantic Coast. It occurs in veinlets in the granite of Musquodoboit, and as...
Page 71 - ... and incrustations often of considerable size. Its value depends entirely on its depth and uniformity of color. Specimens from Nova Scotia have been much admired in England and on the continent. The early French settlers sent considerable quantities home, and one very handsome specimen was divided in two and placed in the crown of one of the French kings.
Page 57 - The exceptional purity of some of the manganese ores found in Nova Scotia makes them interesting to the mineralogist, and valuable in certain operations of the manufacturer. The attention paid to these ores is by no means proportionate to their value, and to the great extent of the geological formation to which they appear to be chiefly confined. The least valuable, but the most common of these ores is wad or bog manganese.
Page 77 - The quantities given for the years 1852 to 1872 are on the authority of the Board of Trade, Philadelphia, and are probably under-estimated.

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