Basic Newfoundland Rock Story
Geological Subdivisions of Newfoundland
The bringing together of ancient oceans and continents has given Newfoundland three geological zones: the Western, Central and Eastern zones. Each of these zones has distinct rock types and geological histories.
Rocks (Base and Precious Minerals) on the Island of Newfoundland are of Geologic and Economic importance. The Western Zone has been part of North America for at least the last billion years (1000 million), but the other two zones are relative newcomers.
Note: It has been suggested by prominent Geologist / Geo-Scientist that the Central and Western Zones have a direct correlation and possibly a stronger rock connection that has been suggested.