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  Canadian Shield - MSN Encarta
In the late 19th century, the rockiness of the shield represented a major obstacle to the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Canada’s first transcontinental railway.
The Canadian Shield is the ancient geological core of Canada.
Caribou migrate to the arctic in the summer to feed on the lush tundra plants and migrate southward in the winter to the boreal forest.
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 Physiographic Regions
The Shield is composed of crystalline Precambrian rocks formed during several phases of mountain building between 4 and 1 billion years ago.
The eastern Shield is dominated by plateaus between Hudson Bay and the Gulf of St Lawrence.
The 2 extensive shield zones, east and west of Hudson Bay, were the centres of ice sheet outflow during the last glaciation (from 75 000 to 6000 years ago).
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1SEC826226   (573 words)

  
 Canadian Shield: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
CANADIAN SHIELD or Laurentian Plateau loren ch n, U-shaped region of ancient...of the regions soil.
In the Canadian Shield region iron ore, copper, zinc...exploitation of minerals in the Canadian Shield region began in the early 20th...
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 Canadian Shield
The shield is composed of granite and the earth's greatest area of exposed Precambrian rock (igneous and metamorphic rock formed in the Precambrian geological era 500 million years ago).
There are a number of mountain ranges within the shield: the Adirondack (northeastern New York state), Superior Highlands (northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan states), Torngat and Laurentian.
The shield is a rich source of metallic minerals such as iron, nickel, copper, zinc, uranium, gold, silver, platinum and molybdenum.
csern.laurentian.ca /Canadian_Shield.htm   (249 words)

  
 Canadian Shield. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
During the Pleistocene epoch, continental ice sheets depressed the land surface (see Hudson Bay), scooped out thousands of lake basins, and carried away much of the region’s soil.
Drainage is generally very poor on the shield.
The southern part of the shield has thick forests while the north is covered with tundra.
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 Canadian Shield
The Canadian Shield is the largest sub-region in the Northern Region.
In the lowlands of the Canadian Shield (Hudson Bay Area) the soil is soggy and is suitable for planting trees.
Vegetation in the Canadian Shield is mainly coniferous forests.
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 The Canadian Shield Region of Alberta
The Canadian Shield makes up nearly half of Canada's total area and is composed of Precambrian rocks - ancient, rounded rocks that form the nucleus of most of North America.
However, the Canadian Shield in Alberta is not wholly restricted to a small northeastern corner of the province but actually plunges under the plains and mountains, forming the foundation under the rest of the province - over 6, 000 metres or 6 kilometres below the surface.
The Kazan Upland Subregion includes most of the exposed Canadian Shield in Alberta north of Lake Athabasca and is characterized by exposed, glaciated bedrock.
www.abheritage.ca /abnature/shield/shield.htm   (439 words)

  
 The Canadian Shield ................................
The Canadian Shield is a large geographic area in eastern and central Canada composed of bare rock dating to the Precambrian era (between 4.5 billion and 540 million years ago).
The Canadian Shield is made up of some of the planet's oldest rock, largely granite and gneiss.
As you drive through northern Ontario, the Canadian Shield bedrock is clearly visible, especially in areas where the highway is being widened.
www.worsleyschool.net /socialarts/shield/canadianshield.html   (1155 words)

  
 Alberta's Canadian Shield Region
This landscape is the Canadian Shield, also called the Precambrian Shield or the Laurentian Plateau.
The Canadian Shield landscape exists in a remote northeastern corner of Alberta in the Kazan Upland and Athabasca Plain sub-regions of the Canadian Shield.
The Shield region comprises 3 percent of Alberta's lands.
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 Boreal Shield Ecozone
Scientists call the area where the Canadian Shield and the boreal forest overlap the Boreal Shield, the largest of Canada's 15 terrestrial ecozones.
Stretching 3 800 kilometres from Newfoundland to Alberta, the Boreal Shield includes parts of six provinces, covers more than 1.8 million square kilometres, and encompasses almost 20% of Canada's land mass and 10% of its fresh water.
While the footprint of industrial development remains relatively small, far-sighted management practices will be needed to sustain the Shield’s resources for the enjoyment of future generations.
www.ec.gc.ca /soer-ree/English/Vignettes/Terrestrial/bs/default.cfm   (313 words)

  
 Ontario Cottage Rentals & Cabin Rental, Cottage Canada - USA
Ontario can be divided into three major natural regions: the Canadian Shield (also known as the Laurentian Plateau), which cuts a wide swath across the center of the province; the Hudson Bay Lowlands to the north; and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands, which form the southernmost region.
The Canadian Shield is part of a huge area of water, forest, and Precambrian igneous rock—mostly granite—that occupies 50 percent of Canada’s total land area.
The Hudson Bay Lowlands in the north sit atop sedimentary rocks, mainly limestone, and dip gently northward from the Canadian Shield toward the shore of Hudson Bay.
www.cottage-canada-usa.com /ontario.htm   (832 words)

  
 Gold in the Canadian shield   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Canadian Shield (or just the "Shield") is composed of ancient rock formations and is the most prominent geological feature underlying the central and northern portion of Canada.
For the most part, the Shield is a geologically tortured, little-weathered portion of the earth's crust that has helped shape the character and economy of Canada for the past approximately 150 years.
In the Canadian Shield, there were two main ways that these solutions were concentrated into larger bodies of mineralization that resulted in mineable orebodies; these later led to placer deposits.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1G1-143721686.html   (6696 words)

  
 Champions - Canadian Shield - The Adventure
Canadian Shield manages to defeat the opposition (and one of the NFLQ changes sides thanks to Siren) and remove the bomb from populated areas, only to discover it's a dud.
Canadian Shield pieces together what clues they have and finds Manson's headquarters, defeating his army by bringing the whole building crashing down on them in the middle of the fight.
Canadian Shield decided they would use the jet and rendez-vous from the opposite direction as they feared the patrols were in danger, and wanted to draw attention away from the Pemberley.
www.davesbrain.ca /csf/adventure.html   (3911 words)

  
 CANADIAN SHIELD
Present-day elevations in the shield are mostly between 300 and 600 m (984 and 1969 ft), except in limited areas, such as the Québec-Labrador Peninsula, where they rise about 1070 m (about 3510 ft).
The climate is arctic in the northern shield, where the mean January temperature is about –32° C (–25° F), the growing season is less than 40 days a year, and lakes are free of ice for only about three months annually.
The northern Canadian Shield is sparsely populated, mainly by Inuit (Eskimo) and Indians, but the southern shield has numerous urban areas, which have developed principally as centers for exploiting natural resources.
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 Canadian Shield   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The shield is composed of granite and the earth's greatest area of exposed Precambrian rock (igneous and metamorphic rock formed in the Precambrian geological era 500 million years ago).
There are a number of mountain ranges within the shield: the Adirondack (northeastern New York state), Superior Highlands (northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan states), Torngat and Laurentian.
The shield is a rich source of metallic minerals such as iron, nickel, copper, zinc, uranium, gold, silver, platinum and molybdenum.
www.csern.laurentian.ca /Canadian_Shield.htm   (249 words)

  
 Shield
The Precambrian Shield is an extensive structural unit of the Earth's crust composed of exposed basement rocks formed during the Archean or Proterozoic eons which together comprise the Precambrian Era ending 544 million years ago.
The best-known examples are the Canadian Shield and the Baltic Shield in Scandinavia.
The Shield's southern limits were traced by Alexander Murray, who, in 1851-52 examined the country below Gananoque, Bytown [Ottawa], the St Lawrence and Ottawa rivers and the perimeter from Kingston to Lake Superior.
www.canadianencyclopedia.ca /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0007352   (474 words)

  
 Handcrafted log homes & timber frames by Canadian Shield Log Homes - Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
At Canadian Shield we take a different approach.
Canadian Shield Log Home Craftsmen grew out of a two-man team building cabins for friends in the mid-1980's.
We model ourselves after the traditional craftsmanship of classic Canadian cabins still standing after more than a hundred winters.
www.canadianshieldloghomes.com /canloghomes/about.html   (296 words)

  
 Star of the North Concert Band - MN Info
Minnesota lies on the border between the Canadian Shield and a second region of central plains and lowlands.
Region 2 was formed as a result of eroding rock from the Canadian Shield being carried by water, gravity, ice, and wind and deposited on an existing platform of continental rock.
The Penokean Mountains were formed as a result of the convergence of the Canadian Shield with a smaller "microcontinent" landmass in an area perhaps extending from present South Dakota or beyond to near Lake Huron.
www.starofthenorth.org /minnesota.html   (2690 words)

  
 Alberta's Canadian Shield Region
This landscape is the Canadian Shield, also called the Precambrian Shield or the Laurentian Plateau.
The Canadian Shield landscape exists in a remote northeastern corner of Alberta in the Kazan Upland and Athabasca Plain sub-regions of the Canadian Shield.
The Shield region comprises 3 percent of Alberta's lands.
www.raysweb.net /specialplaces/pages/shield.html   (331 words)

  
 Regional Writing - The Canadian Shield
The Canadian Shield is so large that the climate is different in areas at different times of the year.
The Canadian Shield is the central rock structure in North America.
Mining is mostly in the Ontario part of the Canadian Shield and forestry is mostly in Quebec.
webacc.fsd38.ab.ca /schools/Gibson/milz/geography/canadian_shield_sw/canadian_shield3.htm   (437 words)

  
 Canadian Shield, Precambrian Shield, Laurentian Plateau   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Canadian Shield, also called the Precambrian Shield or the Laurentian Plateau, is a vast horseshoe-shaped area around Hudson Bay covering eastern and central Canada, and a small part of the northern United States.
The rocks of the Canadian Shield were formed in Precambrian times 500 million years ago during a lengthy period when two tectonic plates converged, causing the surface rock to be forced down into the interior of the earth, melt, rise back to the surface and slowly cool.
The Canadian Shield is also called the Precambrian Shield since it represents the exposed bedrock of the Precambrian Era.
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 PRESS RELEASE Canadian Shield Acquires Anderson Peru Mining and Exploration & Appoints VP Exploration   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canadian Shield will pay Buckingham Group Limited a finders fee equal to 10% of the shares issued to Phil Anderson on the acquisition of APMX and 10% of any performance shares issued over the five-year period, subject to regulatory approval.
Canadian Shield is focused on the acquisition and exploration of strategically located precious metal and base metal properties in South America.
Canadian Shield will focus on project generation and joint venture opportunities to provide shareholders with interests in a broad portfolio of South American mineral properties.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=221829   (811 words)

  
 PRESS RELEASE Canadian Shield Announces Exploration Results   (Site not responding. Last check: )
GMPL, the 90%-owned subsidiary of Canadian Shield Resources Inc., holds a 100% interest in the property and has proposed a Phase 1 budget of $350,000 to be spent on mapping, sampling, geophysics and drilling.
Canadian Shield is pursuing joint ventures for its existing properties and is in advanced negotiations with potential partners.
Canadian Shield is focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of strategically located precious metal and base metal properties in Peru.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=207501   (849 words)

  
 Canadian Shield
The climate in the northern part of the Canadian Shield is long, cold winters and short, warm summers.
The vegetation in the Canadian Shield region of Canada is very different than the rest of Canada.
The vegetation of the Canadian Shield is mostly trees.
projects.cbe.ab.ca /ict/2learn/kdwajda/canada/studentwork/shield.htm   (635 words)

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