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Natural Areas Report: MUSSELMAN LAKE KETTLE COMPLEX

Area Id: 1458 Area Type: ANSI-ES
Alias(es):
Size (ha): 258.0 Significance Level: Provincial

Site District:
6E-7
Counties:
DURHAM
YORK
Topographic Maps:
31D/3

UTM Centroid: 17 640000 4877000
Decimal Latitude/Longitude: 44.0348065981223   -79.2526384487271

Description:

Vegetation:

Landform: Musselman Lake Kettle Complex ANSI contains Late Wisconsinan, Port Huron Stadial features. The kettles are well developed, deeply contoured and are extensive over a large area. Musselman Lake and other kettles on the Oak Ridges Moraine mark the northern limit of Lake Ontario ice. Halton Till occurs. Oak Ridges Moraine site. [Earth Science Database, 1998]

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Management Agency:


Minimum Elevation: Maximum Elevation:

References

IdCitation
32865 Cordiner, G.S. 1982. The Ontario Island, Oak Ridges Moraine- Peterborough Drumlin Field, Raised Beaches and Esker Earth Science Theme Studies for Central and Southwestern Regions. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Outdoor Recreation Group, Parks and Recreational Areas Branch, Central Region, Richmond Hill.

10227 Fox, T. 1983. Summary of Ownership, Ministry Program Interests, Planning Status and Management Strategies in the Musselman Lake Kettle Complex Natural Area Regional Municipalities of York and Durham. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Section, Central Region, Richmond Hill. 14 pp.

56596 Varga, S., and K. Mewa. 1998. List of Provincial and Regional Earth Science ANSIs in the Greater Toronto Area. Aurora District, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. 4 pp.

 
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