Thompson Island

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Geologists will find Thompson Island interesting for its Paleohelikian gabbro dikes and sills, formed approximately one billion years ago. These dikes and sills were created when pressurized volcanic lava deep within the earth’s crust was thrust through vertical and horizontal crevices in the bedrock. The lava or magma hardened into gabbro, a coarse-grained dark rock. The nature reserve also features raised cobble beaches, and Arctic-alpine vegetation growing at its most southerly limit.

Location: In Lake Superior south of Thunder Bay.

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Tread Lightly. Nature Reserve
General Information
Size: 145.00 ha
Year established: 1985
Park Classification: Nature Reserve
R.R. # 1
Pass Lake
P0T 2M0
Operating Dates

Not applicable.