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Table Point

Table 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.

 

The rocks 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.

 

Table Point is also included on Canada's Tentative list for Worls Heritage Sites.

 

Table Point Ecological Web Site