|Tilt Hills Formation
Stratigraphic range: Neoproterozoic
Occurrence of the Tilt Hills Formation in southeastern Newfoundland
The Tilt Hills Formation is a formation cropping out in Newfoundland.
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Events from the year 1856 in Canada.
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The Trepassey Formation is a geologic formation that crops out in Newfoundland. It preserves fossils dating back to the Ediacaran period.
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