2.6 ~ 2.8 billion years of animated rifts history
Témiscamingue's first geological formation goes back to the continent's origin 2.6~2.8 billion years ago. Our geology includes:
- Under water volcanic rocks;
- 460 ~ 420 million years old fossil bearing limestone, which is relatively young relative to the events that brought together the North American continent;
- A fault system taking a staircase form called RIFT played a major role in the safe keeping of those layers by protecting them from the erosion caused by glacier
A small part of our main exhibition is dedicated to Témiscamingue's geology. Come see our galleries to learn more.