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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Geologically the Cameron Cobalt property is located within the Cobalt Embayment in the Southern Province of the Canadian Shield where Huronian Supergroup sedimentary rocks lay unconformably overly Archean basement rocks.
Well-situated on the Burntwood River in the deep boreal forest of the Canadian Shield, the city is home to the University College of the North.
Northern Ontario is home to the 3bn year old Canadian Shield which contains minerals from nickel, gold, copper and cobalt to chromium.
The discovery, made after analysis of samples collected from a large mass of exposed rock in northwestern Quebec known as the Canadian Shield, has been detailed in (http://science.
We could build a safe DGR in either a crystalline granite location which we think of as the Canadian Shield, or in a sedimentary location, which we think of as southwestern Ontario, but the environmental effects would be larger at alternate locations, and then there's the question of the additional trucking that would be required to move the waste from the current location to those sites," says Kuntz.
If his views of the Canadian Shield seem so familiar to us, it is because we have pondered them so often in art and life.
There's still time for a trip for lake trout on Canadian Shield waters and the mountain waters of the West.
Fascinated with the wilderness of the Canadian Shield, Francis loves to spend time at his woodland studio in N6rth Kawartha, Ontario, painting plein air landscapes and studying nature.
The Canadian Shield wetlands in the southeast corner of the province is also an excellent stop for bluebill enthusiasts.
That ancient ore is now found on the Earth's surface, and is particularly common in the Canadian shield.

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