Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

W.D. Means


Mispec Beach, New Brunswick is a coastal exposure of deformed Carboniferous sedimentary rocks. Late Paleozoic deformation in the region is thought to have occured in a restraining bend in the Cobiquid - Chedabucto fault.
Within this exposure, two main generations of deformation are recognized. The first deformation is associated with slaty cleavage development, pebble elongation, and the formation of quartz veins. The second generation structure is a moderately developed crenulation cleavage. The diversity of structures present at this outcrop allows for a qualitative determination of the principal axes of stress and strain associated with the first generation structures.


Bradley, L.M., 1984. Structural analysis of deformed Carboniferous strata, Mispec Beach, Southern New Brunswick. Unpublished MSc. thesis, State University of New York at Albany. 134pp., +ix
University at Albany Science Library call number: SCIENCE Oversize (*) QE 40 Z899 1984 B73

bradleylpl1.pdf (3119 kB)
Plate 1 - Geologic map of Mispec Beach, New Brunswick, Canada (uncoloured geological outcrop map; scale 1:150)

bradleylpl2.pdf (726 kB)
Plate 2 - Block diagram of strain and stress indicators in different lithologies