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Central Canada (Sudbury, Yellowknife, etc) over an area of 4 800 000 square km.Very rocky, not much farmland, sometimes are rounded hills (ancient mountains)
Formed when plates collided and welded together 1.9-1.8 billion years ago (Paleozoic).Largest oil sands in the world are found here.
1500 miles in length from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and QuebecMining: petroleum, natural gas, iron & zinc.
From the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific OceanLots of rocks and trees, mild climate.
Located in Nunavut and the Northwest TerritoriesNo trees, only mountains
Formed in the Paleozoic Era due to the collision of the early Africa continent into North America.Once the highest mountains on Earth
Dates from the Paleozoic era and was formed during the ice age as the weight of glaciers shaped the land, turning it into marshy lowlands.Harsh, barren climate, little vegetation & lots of marshes.
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Formed 3.96 billion years ago and are one of the oldest mountains. Boreal Forest and mineral rich
Located in the Arctic Archipelago and much of central Canadian ArcticMany marshes and ponds in a gently rolling landscape.
Recent (50 million years). Formed when the Nasca plate collided into the Pacific PlateFishery, Forestry, Argiculture, mining and tourism. Many metals and coal or natural gas.
Formed during the last ice age (geologic era = Paleozoic) due to glaciation.)Iron, nicekl, copper, zinc, urnium, gold, silver and manufacturing industries.
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta and Southern NWT.Flat farmland (forestry, fishing and mining as well)
Southwest Ontario, St. Lawrence, etc.70% farmland, lots of water and deep soils
Was shaped during the Mesozoic era when the North American Plate moved northwardsPotential for mining, but it is very cold.

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