Canadian Shield

The beauty of Canada is in it's shield

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The Canadian shield is a 3.96 billion year old broad region of the Precambrian Rock which spans Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Greenland, The Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

The Canadian Shield is a large area of exposed Precambrian igneous and high-grade metamorphic rock, composed of granite. It is covered by a thin layer of soil by erosion for billions of years.

It is the leading mining location in Canada as it has a variety of metallic mineral deposits such as, lead, gold, nickel, copper, zinc, and etc.

How was it formed?

The Canadian Shield was formed by the eruption of hundreds of active volcanoes about 3.6 billion to 570 million years ago. In the Paleozoic era, the Canadian Shield is eroded and sediments are deposited in massive inland seas that cover parts of Canada such as the Interior Plains and Great Lake-St. Lawrence Lowlands. In the Mesozoic era, North America drifts north and west, colliding with other continents which together with volcanic activity, create both the Western Cordillera and Innuitians. In the Cenozoic era to present day, Volcanoes and folding further build up the Western Cordillera. Also, glaciers erode the Canadian Shield and Appalachians.
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Bon Echo Provincial Park

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Mount Thor

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