The Hogsback - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 22.286 W 075° 41.847
18T E 445386 N 5024449
Quick Description: A plaque located on a concrete wall along Hogsback Falls, in Ottawa, Ontario, provide information on the rocks which covered this region in Ordovician Time some 400 million years ago.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/10/2021 7:08:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM14CFD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:
Inscription on the plaque:

The Hogsback

These rocks, sandstones and limestones were formed on the bottom of a shallow sea which covered this region in Ordovician Time some 400 years ago. Note the ripple marks formed by the ancient waves. Later the region was uplifted and the strata here were folded and broken. A major break or fault can be seen at low water just below the Eastern end of the bridge. The present course of the river, over these rocks was established at a still much later date.

National Museum of Canada
Scientific Site
Information by Geological Survey of Canada
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Access fee (In local currency): .00

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