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Manitoulin Rocks!
Rocks, Fossils and Landforms of Manitoulin

Coniglio, Mario; Karrow, Paul; Russell, Peter
Publisher:  Earth Sciences Museum; Geological Assn of Canada; Gore Bay Museum, Canada
Year Published:  2006  
Pages:  124pp   ISBN:  978-0-9780993-1-2
An introduction to the geology of Manitoulin Island and nearby areas to the north, for the non-specialist.

Table of Contents

About the Authors

1. Introduction

2. Basic Geological Concepts
Geological Time
The Principle of Uniformitarianism
The Rock Cycle
Internal and External Forces

3. Fossils - Evidence of Ancient Life
Types of Fossils
Echinoderms (crinoids)
Trace fossils

4. Geology of the Manitoulin Island Area
Precambrian Shield
Rock Composition and the change from loose sediments to hard rocks
Quartzite Inliers: Rocky Islands in Paleozoic Seas
Paleozoic Stratigraphy
Rock ages and changing sea levels
Rock composition: from shells to limestone
Michigan Basin and the Niagara Escarpment
Ordovician stratigraphy
Quaternary Geology
Glaciers: processes and products
Evolution of the Great Lakes

5. Weathering, Karst and Caves on Manitoulin Island

6. Field Trip to the Manitoulin Island Area
How to get to Manitoulin Island
What to bring
Planning your travel on Manitoulin Island
Important points to remember
Trip A
Trip B


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