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Precambrian sedimentary successions
Tectonised sedimentary formations in the Labrador Trough, Northern Québec Aphebian (2.1 to 1.9 Ga). Tentative
Cambrian to Devonian carbonate platforms and reefs
Massive algal-stromatoporoid-bacterial reef front. Upper Silurian, Gaspé Peninsula, Québec.
Middle Ordovician carbonates, Mingan Islands, Québec.
Paleozoic foreland shelves and basins
Transition between the Precambrian gneisses, Ordovician carbonate and clastic foreland units. Montmorency falls, Québec City.
Quaternary glacial and post-glacial sedimentary accumulations
Glacial deposits from retreating Laurentide Ice-Sheet, (here at the Moisie River), Côte-Nord, St-Lawrence estuary, Québec.
Conventional and unconventional (shale, tar sands) hydrocarbon plays
Sandstone of McMurray formation, Early Cretaceous, Alberta. Tentative
Upper Ordovician Utica Shale along the Jacques Cartier River, near Québec City.