Asked in Travel & Places
How old is the Canadian Shield?
The Canadian shield are some of the oldest rocks on the Earth. According to the Bible, it is around 6000 years old. NOT billions of years old. Answer: The Canadian Shield contains the first solid land to be elevated above the sea level. The oldest of the rocks are precambrian in origin and were formed some 2.5 billion years ago. This makes the Shield about half as old as the Earth itself (4.5 billion years) ...
Asked in Geology, North America
What geological region hosts some of the oldest rock formations in North America?
The oldest rocks in North America are in the Canadian Shield around Hudson Bay. There are rocks in Greenland over 4 billion years old. The lowest level of the Grand Canyon is about 2 billion years old. ...
Asked in Landforms
What are the three distinct landform regions in Canada?
Canada is comprised of three distinct landform regions including the Canadian Shield, highlands, and lowlands. The Canadian Shield covers more than half of Canada and the rocks within this area are over 570 million years old. ...
Asked in Geology, Earth Sciences
Do rocks grow old?
Yes, a rock ages at a rate of 1 year per year. ANOTHER ANSWER: Rocks don't GROW. Rocks are not 'living beings'. Rocks are not born from seeds or from 'birth'. Only 'living things' age. Rocks GET old; just like your car GETS old. It deteriorates. Rocks WEAR-AWAY when exposed to the elements. ...
Asked in Social Sciences, Landforms
What are the differences between the Canadian shield and the interior plains?
not too sure... isnt it like Canadian shield is sedimentary rocks and interior plains is just plain lowlands... ...
Asked in Geology
Is The oldest rocks on the seafloor much younger than the oldest rocks on the continents?
Yes. The oldest rocks on the seafloor are about 200 million years old. The olderst continental rocks are well over 3 billion years old. ...