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    Geological Provinces

    The geologic time scale divides the 4.6 billion years of earths history into hierarchy of time periods. Every layer of rock corresponds to a specific time in the history of the formation of the Earth. The Precambrian era began with the formation of the Earth; it was followed by the Paleozoic,...
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    Natural Resources Canada
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    Hydrogeological Regions

    Hydrogeological regions are areas in which the properties of sub-surface water, or groundwater, are broadly similar in geology, climate and topography. Hydrogeology is the branch of geology that deals with the distribution and movement of water beneath the earth’s surface. This map shows Canada’s...
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    Natural Resources Canada
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    Major Volcanoes

    There are many geologically active volcanoes along the Canadian Cordillera in British Columbia and the Yukon. Recurrent earthquakes below our feet and gigantic mountain ranges rising majestically upward remind us that this part of Canada is geologically active. The possibility of an eruption,...
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    Natural Resources Canada
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    Age of Rocks

    The geologic time scale divides the 4.6 billion years of earths history into hierarchy of time periods. Every layer of rock corresponds to a specific time in the history of the formation of the Earth. The Precambrian era began with the formation of the Earth; it was followed by the Paleozoic,...
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    Natural Resources Canada
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    Regional, lithological and temporal variation in the abundances of some trace...

    Samples of rocks during reconnaissance geological mapping by Geological Survey of Canada field parties have been used to estimate the average abundance of some trace elements in the surface crystalline rocks of the Canadian Shield. The preferred values are as follows, in ppm: Ni, 19; Cu, 26; Zn,...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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    • ZIP
  • Federal

    Physiographic Regions

    Canada’s landscape is very diversified and comprises several distinctive areas, called physiographic regions, each of which has its own topography and geology. The physical geography of Canada comprises two great parts: the Shield and the Borderlands. The Shield consists of a core of old,...
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    Natural Resources Canada
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    Shield Physiographic Regions

    This map shows the location of the Shield physiographic regions. The Shield is divided into five great regions: Kazan Region, Davis Region, Hudson Region, James Region and Laurentian Region. Each of these five regions is divided by subareas, and each of these subareas has its own geological...
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    Natural Resources Canada
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    Borderlands - Cordilleran Physiographic Region

    This map shows the location of the Cordilleran physiographic region. The Cordilleran Region is divided into three large linear zones called the Eastern System, the Interior System and the Western System. Each system is further divided into areas and subdivided into mountains, ranges, plateaus,...
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    Natural Resources Canada
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    Drift prospecting; geochemistry of eskers and till in permanently frozen terr...

    Geochemical results are reported for a program that compared samples collected from eskers and adjacent till in permanently frozen terrain. Contrasting effects of disturbance on the well- and poorly sorted sediments within the active (seasonally thawed) zone are discussed. Trace element...
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    Natural Resources Canada
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    • ZIP
    • other
  • Federal

    Top 100 Exploration Projects

    This dataset provides information related to the top-spending off-mine-site exploration and deposit appraisal projects in Canada for the given reference year. The dataset is maintained by the Lands and Minerals Sector, Natural Resources Canada, and forms the basis for the annual Map of Top 100...
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    Natural Resources Canada
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    • ESRI REST
    • WMS
    • PDF
    • SHP
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