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Bedrock geological map of Canada 1:5 000 000 The map displays bedrock formations at or near the surface of the land, on the sea floor above the continental crust that forms the Canadian landmass, and oceanic crust surrounding the landmass. The bedrock units are grouped and coloured according to geological age and composition. The colours of offshore units and oceanic crust are paler and more generalized than those on land, although the constituent units offshore are still easily discernible from their dashed boundaries. This colour design, coupled with the use of a white buffer zone at the coast allows the coastline of Canada to be readily distinguished and still show the grand geological architecture of the Canadian landmass. The map also shows major faults that have disrupted the Earth's crust, onshore and offshore, and a variety of special geological features such as kimberlite pipes, which locally contain diamonds, impact structures suspected to have been caused by meteorites, and extinct and active spreading centres in the surrounding oceans. 2018-07-05 Natural Resources Canada nrcan.gsc-geosciencedata-donneesgeoscience-cgc.rncan@canada.ca Form DescriptorsNature and EnvironmentScience and TechnologyGeological mapsGeology Bedrock geological map of Canada 1:5 000 000 - EnglishWMS https://canada3d.geosciences.ca/geoserver/GSC_EN_Geological_Formations/ows?service=WMS&version=1.3.0&request=GetCapabilities&layers=CAN_GSC_EN_5M_Bedrock_Geology&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/html Bedrock geological map of Canada 1:5 000 000 - FrenchWMS https://canada3d.geosciences.ca/geoserver/GSC_EN_Geological_Formations/ows?service=WMS&version=1.3.0&request=GetCapabilities&layers=CAN_GSC_EN_5M_Bedrock_Geology&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/html

Bedrock geological map of Canada 1:5 000 000

The map displays bedrock formations at or near the surface of the land, on the sea floor above the continental crust that forms the Canadian landmass, and oceanic crust surrounding the landmass. The bedrock units are grouped and coloured according to geological age and composition. The colours of offshore units and oceanic crust are paler and more generalized than those on land, although the constituent units offshore are still easily discernible from their dashed boundaries. This colour design, coupled with the use of a white buffer zone at the coast allows the coastline of Canada to be readily distinguished and still show the grand geological architecture of the Canadian landmass. The map also shows major faults that have disrupted the Earth's crust, onshore and offshore, and a variety of special geological features such as kimberlite pipes, which locally contain diamonds, impact structures suspected to have been caused by meteorites, and extinct and active spreading centres in the surrounding oceans.

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