Canadian National Railway tunnel, Mont Royal, Montréal, Québec, Canada
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||45° 30' 48'' North , 73° 37' 58'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||45.51333,-73.63278|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
The Canadian National Railway owns this 4.97 km tunnel straight through Mont Royal and the alkaline intrusion that formed it. Mont Royal is one of the Monteregian Hills that also includes Mont Saint-Hilaire.
Specimens recovered from the excavations were intensely studied at McGill in the 1922-30 period and some are on display at the Redpath Museum, McGill University campus.
The coordinates given are for the North portal of the tunnel, the south portal is under large buildings in downtown Montreal near Gare Central (Central Station of CNR).
51 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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252.17 - 541 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.