1) A large part of southern Nova Scotia is made up of granites (South Mountain Batholith) (375-380 million years old) exposed at surface.
a. What plate tectonic and geological conditions were necessary to produce this large volume of granite?
b. How could these rocks become exposed at surface? Why is the South Mountain Batholith considered to be a “Specialized Granite”?
c. How did the Granite uranium vein type deposits form?
d. What genetic relationship would the uranium occurrences in the granite have with the younger “uranium roll front deposits” in the Horton Group (Carboniferous, 355 million years old) sedimentary rocks? (Give references to support your answer).