Old Wife

The Old Wife is at Five Islands Provincial Park. One of the most striking coastal vistas in Nova Scotia, and one of the best exposures of a monumental event in Earth history – the breakup of the supercontinent Pangea 200 million years ago, and birth of the modern continents and Atlantic Ocean. As Pangea ripped apart, the greatest outpouring of lava in Earth history gave rise to one of the Five (or Six) mass extinction events in the history of Life, wiping out the competitors of the dinosaurs and ushering in the true reign of the famous reptiles. The dark rocks are basalt – cooled lava – and the red rocks below are the sediments swept by rivers and winds in the rift valley

Geological Formation: Blomidon and North Mountain formations
Age: Late Triassic-Early Jurassic (circa 200 million years)
Directions: Five Islands Provincial Park is located 9 km west of Economy on Highway 2. Follow Bentley Branch Road approximately 3 km to the Park office. Ask for tide times and directions to the day-use picnic park where you can access the beach.
GPS Coordinates: 45.38798622, -64.05018408
Tide Times: http://www.tides.gc.ca/eng/station?sid=260


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Great photo from Colchester Historeum Museum & Archives for "Throwback Thursday". A photograph of a group of mine workers, taken at the former Londonderry Mines in the summer of 1906. From 1849 to 1908, iron deposits along the Cobequid Fault fed the brick kilns of Londonderry. Nearly two million tons of iron ore were mined during the heyday of Londonderry when the town was a bustling centre of mining and steel making. A few mining artifacts remain at the Londonderry Provincial Picnic Park as a reminder of this unique history here within the Geopark.For Throwback Thursday we have a photograph of a group of mine workers, taken at Londonderry Mines in the summer of 1906. The man second from the left has been identified as 18-year-old Herbert Peppard (1888-1972), son of Herbert and Annie Ida (Weatherbee) Peppard. Herbert worked that summer coal washing. Although the money was good, he found the work very demanding and after his three-month contract was up, he did not renew it.#tbt #throwbackthursday #colchestercountyns #trurons #oldphotosarchive #colchesterhistoreum #colchesterhistoreummuseumandarchives #heritage #history #historyisimportant #gonebutnotforgotten #londonderrymines #londonderryns ... See MoreSee Less
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What is a Geopark?

A Geopark is a designation that attracts tourists wishing to explore the connections between geology, local communities, culture, and nature. Geoparks are designed to promote tourism and celebrate a region’s uniqueness, and do not prohibit any land use.