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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Bonterra is a gold exploration company with assets in the Archean greenstone belts in the Canadian Shield. It controls three high-grade gold deposits named Gladiator, Barry and Moroy and also has significant regional targets.
From the Australian outback to the Canadian shield, Hat Fitz & Cara put on a show that is guaranteed to energise and invigorate and on Wednesday July 24 you can catch them in action at the Victoria hotel in Menai Bridge where their three previous appearances have all sold out.
Pukaskwa National Park's exceptional beauty is revealed in its scenic views of Lake Superior and in the rugged, ancient landscape of the Canadian Shield and northern forest.
The rock formation that created the lake is part of the Canadian Shield, an 8-million square mile area of glacially compressed rock.
It's a one-day return trip through the Canadian Shield from downtown Sault Ste.
On the province's eastern boundary, the landscape transitions to Canadian shield, with clear, deep lakes and vast rice beds that attract migrant flights of ringnecks and bluebills among the many species, particularly divers.
Fast-flowing surface water would also dilute leaking radiation, should the site be located in the ancient rock of the Canadian Shield, the group says.
The Canadian Shield wetlands in the southeast corner of the province is also an excellent stop for bluebill enthusiasts.
Then in 1954, three geologists out on a survey discovered these strange rock carvings on an outcrop of crystalline marble/limestone hidden deep in the boreal forest, right on the southern edge of the Canadian Shield.
Lake Shore Gold Corporation (TSX: LSG), a Canada-based company focused on exploring for gold deposits in the Canadian Shield, has announced encouraging results from the Bell Creek and Vogel properties.
The Pembina Branch was the first step in overcoming the sense of physical isolation imposed by vast distances and by geographical barriers like the Canadian Shield and the Rocky Mountains.
After hiring geologists and geophysicists to assist him, a systematic search of the Canadian Shield was made using aerial photographs and Royal Canadian Air Force maps.

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