Two carbonaceous samples recovered from pre-Pleistocene unconsolidated deposits in a borehole at Elmsvale, Musquodoboit River Valley, Nova Scotia, were dated as Early Cretaceous in age. The thickness of the deposit encountered was 551 ft (168 m). Available information suggests that the upper segment of the present Musquodoboit River was a tributary-stream of the Shubenacadie drainage system.

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