Point, located in northwestern Newfoundland, is a unique rock locality of international importance. It contains excellent
exposures of a complete section of ancient limestone (approximately 470 million years old) known as the Table Head Group.
Besides illustrating the ancient environment, the limestones contain exceptionally well preserved fossils. This section now
forms the standard to which other rock sequences are compared in other parts of the world.
of Table Point were laid down in a shallow, warm sea, like that around Florida and the Bahamas. At least nine different marine
animal groups are represented by the well preserved fossils.
is also included on Canada's Tentative list for Worls Heritage Sites.
Table Point Ecological Web Site