Cabox Aspiring Geopark
Cabox Is -
Cabox is the name of the highest peak on the island of Newfoundland and an Aspiring Global Geopark spanning the Bay of Islands Ophiolites, Transported Continental Margin and Ancient Continental Slope of the lower Humber Valley. It rises to 814 meters (2670ft) and is located on the Lewis Hills, the most southerly of the four Bay Of Islands Ophiolites, which also include the Blow Me Down Mountains, North Arms Hills and Tablelands, formed between the Upper Cambrian to Lower Ordovician geologic periods during the closing of the Iapetus Ocean and formation of the Appalachian-Caledonian Mountains. The region is the core of the Humber Arm Allochthon and is often referred to as the Galapagos of Plate Tectonics for the role it played in confirming the theory of plate tectonics in the 1960s and 70s.
Everoutdoor, Saltbox and Cabox Geopark
Everoutdoor and Saltbox are proud to be the information centre for the Cabox Aspiring geopark, while relaxing in our restaurant discover all of the unique geological features of the Bay of Islands.
for more information on the Cabox Aspiring Geopark visit www.caboxgeopark.org