The Canadian Cordillera

W. Church, University of Western Ontario, Earth Science Department

This site provides numerous diagrams, maps, and cross sections of the terranes and tectonic elements of the Canadian Cordillera and northwestern North America. The site also features several abstracts about the source and mineralogy of Cordilleran rocks and whether or not terranes are of a native or exotic origin.

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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations, Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Mineralogy, Structural Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology, Mineralogy, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Plate TectonicsKeywords: accreted terrane, fold and thrust, foreland, basin, margin