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Temiscaming's geology

La géologie en animation

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. 








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