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TitleTemiskaming Shores : une plaine agricole, des diamants et un rift
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorQuat, MORCID logo; Turner, B; Debicki, R; Thurston, P
SourceGeoTours Northern Ontario 2015, 8 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 Temiskaming Shores: flat farmland, diamonds and a rift valley
File formatpdf
NTS31M/05; 31M/12
AreaTemiskaming Shores; Lake Timiskaming; New Liskeard; Haileybury
Lat/Long WENS -80.0000 -79.5000 47.7500 47.2500
Subjectsregional geology; economic geology; geophysics; surficial geology/geomorphology; paleontology; Nature and Environment; Science and Technology; Economics and Industry; educational geology; Education and Training; Agriculture; Health and Safety; surface waters; lakes; shorelines; beaches; geological history; rifting; magmatism; glacial history; glacial lakes; glacial deposits; bedrock geology; structural features; faults; lithology; igneous rocks; intrusive rocks; kimberlites; sedimentary rocks; limestones; iron formations; fossils; mineral exploration; mineral deposits; diamond; geophysical surveys; aeromagnetic surveys; earthquakes; earthquake risk; earthquake magnitudes; Canadian Shield; Gondwana; Little Clay Belt; Lake Timiskaming West Shore Fault; Lake Timiskaming Rift Valley; Mining industry; Natural heritage; Farmlands; Fertility; glaciolacustrine sediments; Natural hazards; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Mesozoic; Jurassic; Precambrian
Illustrationsphotographs; location maps; block diagrams; schematic cross-sections; geoscientific sketch maps; satellite images
Released2015 01 01; 2022 04 05
The surprising appearance of flat and fertile farmland at New Liskeard as you drive north on Highway 11 may cause you to think that you are in southern Ontario. Rugged Canadian Shield landscape is replaced by flat land and agriculture of the 'Little Clay Belt'. The city of Temiskaming Shores, which includes the towns of New Liskeard and Haileybury, lies adjacent to this distinctive, out-of-place landscape and has a unique geology for you to explore. This GeoTour guide highlights the geology at a popular viewpoint, 2 parks on Lake Timiskaming, and a remarkable rock garden. Collectively, these sites tell us about a dynamic rift valley with faults and earthquakes, a modern search for diamonds, and rocks with fossils from an ancient seafloor.

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