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Sedimentary fill of the Midcontinent Rift zone near Montreal River, Ontario

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Sedimentary fill of the Midcontinent Rift zone near Montreal River, Ontario

Copyright © Norman King  - This image is copyrighted. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.

Conglomerate that contributed to filling of the 1.1-1.2 Ga (billion years old) Midcontinent Rift, exposed along Canada Hwy 17 near Montreal River. Clasts include intrusive igneous, metavolcanic, and metasedimentary rocks. The reddish stain is from the fine-grained, hematite-rich matrix. Photo 2005.

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Photo added: 24th Jul 2011