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Mount Pleasant: Fluorite, Chlorite, Quartz


Colour image of gray rock mottled with with green, pink and yellow rock
Mount Pleasant: Fluorite, Chlorite, Quartz. Devonian. Mount Pleasant, New Brunswick. Collector: M. McLeod. New Brunswick Museum (NBME 1069). Image width 11 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.