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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The Bonny Fault Property is located within the Precambrian Shield of northeastern Alberta within the Churchill structural province.
2000a, The Lithoprobe Abitibi-Grenville transect: two billion years of crust formation and recycling in the Precambrian Shield of Canada: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v.
The Precambrian Shield covers more than half of Canada.
Throughout the Canadian Shield and the Precambrian Shield rocks of Fennoscandia and southern Africa, the occurrence of flammable subsurface gases including methane ([CH.
The frigid, wintry darkness cloaks the snowbound Precambrian Shield outside, but inside the Northern Frontier Visitors Association building it is warm and softly lit, and the time is nearing 11 p.
The Company is concentrating its efforts on expanding its pilot operations into production operations on its gold project on the C Zone within its 136,500 acres (213 square miles) in eastern Bolivia's Precambrian Shield.
KEFI Minerals is the operating partner with a 40% interest and the joint venture's primary target is the discovery and development of a >1 million ounce gold deposit in the under-explored Precambrian Shield in Saudi Arabia.
The Company continues to concentrate its efforts as well on expanding its pilot operations into production operations on its placer gold project on the C Zone within its 136,500 acres (213 square miles) in eastern Bolivia's Precambrian Shield.
This uranium/gold property covers approximately 160,000 acres of mineral permits and is located within the Precambrian Shield of northeastern Alberta within the Churchill structural province.