Originating Geological Province (Site/Habitat/Origin)
- This field contains the name of the geological province where the specimen originated.
- For better search results in your database, avoid a large variety of terms; draw up an authority list and add names as necessary. For Canadian geological provinces, you may use the following authority list:1
| Cordilleran Orogen
| Appalachian Orogen
| Arctic Continental Shelf
| Atlantic Continental Shelf
| Pacific Continental Shelf
| Hudson Bay Platform
| Arctic Platform
| Interior Platform
| St. Lawrence Platform
- Enter the full name of the originating geological province, without inverting it; do not use abbreviations.
A cassiterite specimen from the Appalachian Orogen in New
| || Discipline||mineralogy|
| || Species||cassiterite|
| || Originating Continent|| North America|
|Originating Geological Province|| Appalachian Orogen|
| ||Originating Country|| Canada|
| ||Originating Province|| New Brunswick|
- This field may contain multiple entries separated by a semicolon followed by a space. If you know the subdivision, enter a semicolon and a space after the name of the province, and then the name of the sub-province.
Record for a basalt sample from the sub-province of Pontiac, one of
the subdivisions of the Superior Province, in Quebec
| || Discipline|| petrology|
| ||Rock Name|| basalt|
|Originating Geological Province|| Superior Province; Pontiac|
| ||Originating Province|| Quebec|
- If you are unsure whether your information is correct, include a space and a question mark after the originating geological province.
|Originating Geological Province|| Bear Province ?|
- NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA. Geological Provinces, The Atlas of Canada Website, (http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/maps/environment/geology/geologicalprovinces/1/maptext_view), [Information up to date as of June 20, 2006].