Canadian Shield

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Canadian Shield

or Laurentian Plateau
A plateau region of eastern Canada extending from the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River northward to the Arctic Ocean. The highland formation also covers much of Greenland and forms the Adirondack Mountains in the United States.

Canadian Shield

n
(Physical Geography) Also called: Laurentian Shield or Laurentian Plateau (in Canada) the wide area of Precambrian rock extending west from the Labrador coast to the basin of the Mackenzie and north from the Great Lakes to Hudson Bay and the Arctic: rich in minerals. See shield7
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Noun1.Canadian Shield - a large plateau that occupies more than 40% of the land area of Canada; it extends from the Great Lakes northward to the Arctic Ocean
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
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He eventually left that profession and acquired 2000 acres of rugged Pre-Cambrian Shield bushlot in the Parry Sound area over a 15-year period.
Driften is a geologist's paradise--or maybe gulag--in which every existing kind of geological formation, from pre-Cambrian shield rock to Cenozoic volcanic lava, can be found.
The licenses cover rocks of the Nubian-Arabian shield which is a large Pre-Cambrian shield covering much of Northeast Africa.