The bedrock acid rock drainage potential digital product for southwestern Nova Scotia illustrates the potential of bedrock to generate ARD if physically disturbed or exposed. The purpose of this digital product is to inform landowners, developers and municipal planners about the geological hazard of acid rock drainage (ARD) and to identify where the bedrock in southwestern Nova Scotia is potentially sulphide-bearing and may develop ARD if physically disturbed or exposed. Disturbing the bedrock refers to activities that physically alter and/or expose the bedrock, such as drilling, blasting and excavation.There are three ARD potential categories: high, moderate and low. This data is intended to be used as a tool for making land-use and environmental planning decisions by indicating where precaution is needed, or further lithogeochemical analysis is likely required, before engaging in activities that disturb or expose bedrock.
A spatial dataset of all Crown lands in Nova Scotia. Crown lands are all or any part of the land under the administration and control of the Minister of Natural Resources as per the Crown Lands Act. The dataset includes land in which the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources has full or partial interest.
This digital product is a compilation of surficial geological data of the Halifax Metropolitan area which was defined by Dan Utting using a LiDAR derived bare-earth hillshade model. The LiDAR data was collected by PHB Lasermap, and provided by Halifax Regional Municipality. The data was used to create Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (NSDNR) Open File Maps OFM ME 2011-001 to 2011-012, compiled by D. J. Utting, 2011. The digital product was created by the NSDNR, Mineral Resources Branch (MRB) staff. The digital product contains layers for geological features such as: age dates, drumlins, eskers, geological contacts, surficial geologic units, ice movement, moraines, meltwater, neatline, station locations, and large aggregate quarries.