The Sudbury region has one of the largest concentrations of mines in the world. Over a third of a trillion dollars of metals produced at today’s metal prices in 120 years of mining. This extraordinary wealth is the result of a giant meteorite strike 1.85 billion years ago. This ore-bearing impact structure is one of the world’s most famous geological features.
Rugged Canadian Shield landscapes and a rich mining heritage define much of Northern Ontario. GeoTours dig into the geological stories that explain how Northern Ontario’s well known geological features came to be. Visit lakes and waterfalls, cliffs and canyons, mines and museums.
The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines presents stories from the Sudbury area, where a meteorite impact 1.85 billion years ago resulted in rich nickel-copper ore deposits that have made the Greater Sudbury area world-famous. They also explore fascinating geological sites from Thunder Bay to Parry Sound and Killarney to Timmins.
Did you know #Sudbury was mentioned on the #moon?
Check out We Live Up Here’s YouTube post and listen for the following line… “It looks like a Sudbury breccia.” by Apollo 16 astronaut John Young on the surface of the Moon. Sudbury is the only Canadian city to be mentioned on the surface of the moon.
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Sudbury, the nickel capital of the world, is a city deeply connected to the cosmos. Over 1.8 billion years ago an enormous impact set in motion a series of events, the end result of which involves a mysterious ‘dark’ experiment deep underground.
Watch thisiscanadiana.com’s video “Sudbury and the Mysteries of the Universe”
Sudbury was a stand-in for the moon and other little-known (Canadian) things about the Apollo program