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E. R. Fairbault geological survey maps
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- Cartographic material
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Natural Scale 1: 63 360, 1 mile to 1 inch
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Series forms part of the Eastern Shore Archives map collection.
E.R. Faribault (1855-1934), was a geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) from 1882 until 1932. His life’s work was the systematic geological mapping of Nova Scotia. This series forms part of the map collection and consists of maps, produced by his teamwork with Hugh Fletcher. It was the GSC’s most ambitious project to that point and continued until Faribault’s retirement in 1933. These maps are amazingly detailed and accurate considering the time at which they were created, the equipment available and the lack of subsurface information. These maps continue to stand as examples of excellence in field geology and are still referred to by modern geologists.
Series consists of geological maps of Halifax County showing geological formations and orientation, roads, mines, and pits. Also includes some residences, industries, schools, post offices, and churches. Insert of geological cross-section included.
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The originals are located in the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resource’s special collection. Photocopies made of originals at NSDNR library in June, 2003.