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Mount Pleasant: tuff

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Colour image of brown rock mottled with black and yellow spots
Mount Pleasant: tuff. Devonian-Lower Carboniferous. Mount Pleasant, New Brunswick. Collector: S. McCutcheon, c. 1980. New Brunswick Museum (NBMR 1806). Image width 20 cm. The Mount Pleasant mineral deposit began its history near the end of the Devonian Period. Magma exploded at the surface to form a broad volcanic cone, while below the surface the melt cooled to create granitic rocks. The chemistry of the magma caused the granites to be enriched in tungsten, molybdenum, tin and other metals. The volcano produced deposits of layered ash flow and crystal tuff.