|This collection of photographs, adapted
from "Geology and Geological Features: Examples from Newfoundland and
Labrador - A Photographic Slide Collection" compiled by B.F. Kean (1993),
was compiled as a teaching resource for Newfoundland schools. It
includes examples of the major rock types found in Newfoundland, as well
as sedimentary and tectonic structures, glacial features, geomorphology
A brief introduction to
and minerals and the rock-forming processes
(pdf - 2mb)
is also included. An abbreviated
glossary of commonly used geological terms will provide information
to help understand the photograph descriptions.
The collection is
divided into eleven major categories:
|Each category will give a brief summary
of the rock type, structure or specimen included and the location and
the circumstances of collection of the specimen. Objects such as pocket
knives, coins and people are used to provide a scale, giving the viewer
an appreciation of size.
There is also a collection of
specimens from Newfoundland and Labrador that you might like to see.