Searching for the Geological Source of the Titanic Gravestones in Halifax, Nova Scotia




In three cemeteries in Halifax lie buried 150 victims of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. All but one have headstones of the same coarse-grained olivine-bearing gabbro. We are trying to use the mineralogy, texture, chemical composition, and geological age of the headstones to locate the source quarry. That quarry is probably in the Appalachian-Caledonian orogenic belt of NE USA, Atlantic Canada, Ireland, or Scotland.



Periodic reports on our search may be downloaded here


T-0 Update
April 15, 2012

T+61 Update
June 15, 2012

T+122 Update
August 15, 2012

T+365 Update
April 15, 2013

T+730 Update
April 15, 2014

T+1095 Update
April 15, 2015
 
T+1461 Update
April 15, 2016
 


For any comments and questions, contact Barrie Clarke