Geology of the southeastern Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia

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Authors:Barr, Sandra M.; Raeside, R. P.; Macdonald, Alan S.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Acadia Univ., Dep. Geol., Wolfville, NS, Canada
Volume Title:Current Research, Part B
Source:Current Research, Part B. Paper - Geological Survey of Canada, Vol.(85-1B), p.103-109. Publisher: Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada. ISSN: 0068-7650
Publication Date:1985
Note:In English with French summary. 24 refs.; strat. col., geol. sketch map
Summary:The Highlands are composed of a series of elongate NNE-trending granitic plutons in the E and more northerly-trending dioritic and tonalitic plutons in the W, which have been intruded by presumed Devonian granitic bodies. Stratified rocks include siliciclastic, volcaniclastic and volcanic units some of which are continuous across the entire eastern Highlands. Metamorphic grade increases to the N from lower greenschist facies to upper amphibolite facies. [T.F.]
Subjects:Areal geology; Carboniferous; Devonian; Distribution; Granitic composition; Intrusions; Mississippian; Paleozoic; Plutons; Silurian; Stratigraphy; Canada; Cape Breton Highlands; Cape Breton Island; Eastern Canada; Maritime Provinces; Nova Scotia; Ingonish River Unit
Abstract Numbers:88M/2700
Record ID:1986019337
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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