Australia to Canada: 5 oldest plateaus in the World

Canada is home to 5 of Earth's oldest plateaus, such as the 3-billion-year-old Canadian Shield, showcasing the planet's ancient geological heritage

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Australian Shield

It is one of the oldest geological regions on Earth. It is estimated to be over 2.5 billion years old and covers a significant portion of Western Australia

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Guyana Shield

The Guyana Shield in South America is around 2 billion years old and covers parts of Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Brazil

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African Shield

The African Shield is a geological formation in Africa, primarily covering parts of South Africa and Western Australia. It dates back over 2 billion years

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São Francisco Craton

This craton, located in Brazil, is estimated to be around 2.5 billion years old. It is known for its ancient rock formations

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Canadian Shield

Laurentian Plateau, is another ancient geological formation, with some areas dating back over 3 billion years. It covers a large part of eastern and northern Canada

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