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TitleThunder Bay: geology of the Lakehead region
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorTurner, B; Quat, MORCID logo; Smyk, M; Debicki, R; Thurston, P
SourceGeoTours Northern Ontario 2015, 12 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksNorthern Ontario GeoTours
LinksGéoTours du Nord de l'Ontario
PublisherGovernment of Ontario
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediadigital; on-line
RelatedThis publication is a translation of Thunder Bay : géologie de la région de la tête des Lacs
File formatpdf
NTS52A/05; 52A/06
AreaThunder Bay; Lake Superior; Mount McKay; Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park
Lat/Long WENS -90.0000 -89.0000 48.5000 48.2500
Subjectsregional geology; tectonics; surficial geology/geomorphology; paleontology; Science and Technology; Nature and Environment; educational geology; Education and Training; surface waters; lakes; rivers; tectonic history; rifting; magmatism; volcanism; intrusions; glacial history; glacial erosion; scouring; landforms; bedrock geology; lithology; fossils; meteorites; Archean; Canadian Shield; Gunflint Formation; Fresh water; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Precambrian; Proterozoic
Illustrationsphotographs; location maps; geoscientific sketch maps; schematic cross-sections
Released2015 01 01; 2022 04 05
Thunder Bay is the hub of northwestern Ontario. Sitting near the western end of Lake Superior, it is often referred to as the 'Lakehead' region. This GeoTour guide highlights 3 stops in the Thunder Bay region, all with fascinating geological stories: a mountain-top view of the city, a famous waterfall and a downtown park that contains evidence of an ancient meteorite impact. Along the way, the ancient origins of Lake Superior and the iconic tableland - flat-topped mountain - landscapes that surround the city are addressed.

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