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Geological Features of the Frontenac Arch

Geological Features of Frontenac Arch
Trail information: 

You can learn more about the geology features of the Frontenac Arch through the geoscience data available at the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.  The geoscience data is that of the Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) and can be viewed on Google Earth.  Visit: http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/en/mines-and-minerals/applications/ogsearth

As discussed in the Geological History section, the Frontenac Arch is made up of older rock from the Neo- to Mesoproterozoic  Era (the event of the Rodinia supercontinent ).  The surrounding areas to the East and West of the Frontenac Arch are much younger rocks from the Paleozoic Era.  You can explore the rock types and faults lines present on the Frontenac Arch landscape through our maps available on the right-hand side (click view map to see the interactive version and click features to display background information).

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