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Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada

Gros Morne National Park lies on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland, in eastern Canada. Gros Morne, a peak in the Long Range Mountains, has a trail overlooking the Ten Mile Pond gorge. Western Brook Pond, a fjord formed by glaciers, is lined with cliffs and waterfalls, including Pissing Mare Falls. The desert-like Tablelands area has unusual rock formations created by the earth’s tectonic plates colliding.

Mother Nature took 485 million years to create the Gros Morne National Park, a unique place in the world. A UNESCO World Heritage site covering 1,805 square kilometers, the park is an endless series of wonders and delights, and a demonstration of the spectacular raw and enigmatic beauty of the physical world.
You can walk through the incredible landscape along the earth's mantle, or climb to life-changing peaks. Travel along the water through fjords dug by glaciers millennia ago, leaving imposing cliffs and thunderous waterfalls. Along with the natural wonders are the highlights of a cultural heritage rich in humor and creativity, festivals, music, art, which are found throughout the park in cities such as Cow Head and Woody Point.

The park is located in the Great Northern Peninsula of Western Newfoundland. This peninsula is referred to as the Humber Zone, a Miogeocline, the Highlands of which contains the largest external basement massif of the Grenville Orogeny in the Appalachian Orogen. This Precambrian basement is known as the Long Range Inland, Long Range Complex or Basement Gneiss Complex, consisting of quartz-feldspar gneisses and granites that are up to 1550 Ma in age. Mt. Gros Morne and Mt. Big Level lie within this Inlier. 
The western boundary of this inlier (along Western Brook Pond, St. Pauls Inlet, and south of Portl Creek Pond) consist of Devonian and Ordovician thrust faults, where crystalline rocks thrust over Cambrian-Ordovician carbonate rocks and the Lower Paleozoic Humber Arm Allochthon. The Rocky Harbor mélange is a Lower-Middle Ordovician collection of greywacke, quartzite, dolomite shale, chert, limestone blocks within a black, green, and red scaly shale matrix, which occurs along the shore from West Brook Pond to Humber Arm (Bay of Islands). The south portion of the park, Table Mtn. (Tablelands) and North Arm Mtn., Consists of Upper Cambrian and Lower Ordovician ophiolites known as the Bay of Islands Complex, Little Post Complex, and Old Man Cove Formation. Finally, a Pleistocene ice cap flowed radially across the island, developing fjords such as Bonne Bay.

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Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada Reviewed by encywiki on May 23, 2018 Rating: 5 Gros Morne National Park lies on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland, in eastern Canada. Gros Morne, a peak in the Long Range Moun...

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