Grand Manan Geology
Grand Manan is an island between the Gulf of Maine and the Bay of Fundy, off the coast of New Brunswick and Maine. Geologists who visit Grand Manan know the rocks and structures of the island to be spectacular but challenging. Rock hounds, mineral collectors, and beach combers find a variety of interesting and often rare samples. Along with excellent and accessible outcrops (especially along the shoreline), the island's unspoiled scenery and peaceful atmosphere are not surpassed anywhere along the eastern coast of North America. It is a special place.
This web page about the geology of Grand Manan is intended for students, teachers, geologists, and others who appreciate this part of our earth. Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments.
Greg McHone, August 2012
Overview of Grand Manan Geology Minerals of Grand Manan Old Articles and Post Cards Preliminary Bedrock Geology Map Trembath's 1973 NEIGC field trip Bay of Fundy Tidal Video Small Geological Map Greg's chapter: copper on Grand Manan Grand Manan Island Website Mesozoic Geology Field Guide 1870 report on the copper prospect Fundy Geological Museum Pre-Mesozoic Geology Field Guide Newspaper 1872 copper article Grand Manan Museum Grand Manan Basin and Fundy Basin Grand Manan History -- Minerals (1876) Grand Manan Trail Map Seven Days Work panorama (large file) Keevil Copper Exploration 1964 Report Regional Tectonic Terrane Map Photos of Pre-Mesozoic Island Geology Geology of Grand Manan by L. W. Bailey, 1872 Field Trips in the Fundy Grand Manan Time Scale Mesozoic Dikes and Basins Map History of Grand Manan (1876) Mesozoic Correlation 2009 Museum Presentation on G.M. Geology Willa Cather's Cottage Geological Cross Section Fundy Basin Presentation on G. M. Lava Structures GM Geology Facebook Group Mesozoic Geology Photo Collage Presentation on North Mtn. Basalt Sources NB Geology Facebook group Grand Manan Relief Map Bay of Fundy Regional Dikes and Basalts Seven Days Work and the Fundy Basalts Grand Manan Geology References
Note on 26 March 2012: the Grand Manan Museum has a bright new geology exhibit, with new maps, minerals, graphics and other displays. Check it out this summer!
Our Grand Manan geology publications are available at local museums, and from Greg at the Grand Manan Farmers Market:
Grand Manan Geology: Excursions in Island Earth History
The McHones' Guide to Grand Manan Beach Stones