Government of New Brunswick

Sunday, October 23, 2022

8 a.m to 4 p.m.

Registration fee: $50

The Woodstock area is well known for its historic production (mid- to late-1800’s) of manganese from various iron-manganese deposits hosted by Early Silurian sedimentary sequences of the Perham Group. To the southeast of these sequences, separated by the Woodstock Fault, are the intrusive, volcanic, and sedimentary rocks of the Middle Ordovician Meductic Group that show potential to host volcanogenic massive deposits, black shale-hosted heavy metals such as vanadium, and various porphyry Cu-Mo-Au and epithermal gold systems. This field trip will examine the geological setting of the various types of mineralization in Woodstock area with an emphasis on the manganese deposits (currently being explored by Manganese X Energy and Canadian Manganese Company) that potentially represent North America’s largest undeveloped resource of manganese.