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Florenceville-Bristol, Trans-Canada Highway

Much of New Brunswick’s Ordovician geology lies hidden from view, covered by forests in the Province’s northwest region. Unless you mine the rocks deep underground near Bathurst, it will be people who travel the Trans-Canada highway north of Woodstock that are most likely to see rocks deposited in the Ordovician seas. Tens of kilometers of road outcrops from Woodstock to Edmundston expose grey tilted and folded layers of the Ordovician to Silurian seafloor. Recent highway construction has exposed tall roadside outcrops that reveal the crumpled sedimentary rock.