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Why is the Canadian Shield Good for mining?

Why is the Canadian Shield Good for mining?

The Canadian Shield is rich in natural resources, including minerals, forests and freshwater. Various minerals and precious stones have been mined or continue to be mined on the Shield, including gold, silver, copper, zinc, nickel, iron, uranium and diamonds.

What resources does the Canadian Shield have?

The Canadian Shield is one of the world’s richest areas in terms of mineral ores. It is filled with substantial deposits of nickel, gold, silver, and copper. Throughout the Shield there are many mining towns extracting these minerals. The largest, and one of the best known, is Sudbury, Ontario.

Why is the Canadian Shield important to North America?

The Canadian Shield was the first part of North America to be permanently elevated above sea level and has remained almost wholly untouched by successive encroachments of the sea upon the continent. It is the Earth’s greatest area of exposed Archean rock.

How is agriculture in North America being threatened?

Agriculture in North Americas tropical and subtropical zones is threatened by monoculture. Monoculture is the practice of growing one crop in an area over a long period of time. Monoculture is a risky way of farming for two reasons. First, the soil may lose its nutrient s.

Why was agriculture so important in North America?

Agriculture of North America The various peoples who developed North America have made it a world economic leader and, in general, a well-used and productive continent . Agriculture, though no longer the principal economic activity (except in some of the southern Latin countries), is still important.

Geographical extent. The shield extends into the United States as the Adirondack Mountains (connected by the Frontenac Axis) and the Superior Upland. The Canadian Shield is U-shaped and is a subsection of the Laurentia craton signifying the area of greatest glacial impact (scraping down to bare rock) creating the thin soils.