Annieopsquotch Mountains

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Annieopsquotch Mountains
Highest point
Elevation 687 m (2,254 ft)
Naming
Etymology Mi'kmaq for terrible rocks
Geography
Country Canada
Province Newfoundland and Labrador
Range coordinates 48°21′N 57°30′E / 48.35°N 57.5°E / 48.35; 57.5Coordinates: 48°21′N 57°30′E / 48.35°N 57.5°E / 48.35; 57.5

The Annieopsquotch Mountains are located in the southwestern interior of the Canadian island of Newfoundland, east of Bay St. George. Rising to a peak of 687 m (2,254 ft) above sea level, this range of hills runs in a north-eastward direction between Victoria Lake and Red Indian Lake. Its name is Mi'kmaq and literally translated means 'terrible rocks'.

Geologically the range is composed of Ordovician (500 million year old) ocean floor rock which includes an ophiolite thrust onto the continent during the closure of the Iapetus Ocean. Silurian clastic sedimentary rocks unconformably overly the ophiolite and granite intruded the area during the Devonian. Faulting and tilting of the area continued through the Carboniferous.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annieopsquotch Mountains, Newfoundland and Labrador (coordinates), Canada Geographic Names Database
  2. ^ Dunning, G. R., The Annieopsquotch Complex Southwest Newfoundalnd, an Early Ordovician Ophiolite and Its Unconformable Silurian Cover, in: Roy, David C., Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America (Centennial Field Guide), Geological Society of America, 1987 pp 441-445 ISBN 978-0813754055