South Mountain Batholith

Keyword Definition

The South Mountain Batholith is an arcuate composite granitoid batholith that outcrops in southwestern Nova Scotia.  The batholith, which extends from the city of Halifax to near Yarmouth, occupies an area of approximately 7300 km2 and is the largest granitoid body in the Appalachian Orogen of eastern North America.

Source: Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Open File Report ME 2001-2

Category: Geological/Geographic

Geological keywords with a geographic context (e.g. Cape Smith Fold Belt, Selwyn Basin, Grenville Province).

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