Hills underlain by white gypsum near Flat Bay, western Newfoundland.
Gypsum is a soft, white mineral consisting mainly of calcium sulphate formed in hot climates during
the evaporation of sea water. Gypsum from the Flat Bay deposit in western Newfoundland is used
in the manufacturing of gyproc wallboard and cement in Corner Brook and is also exported to the
From Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador -
"Geology and Geological Features - Mineralization" and "Aspects of Mining in Newfoundland and Labrador: Production."
Courtesy of David Liverman, Government of
Newfoundland and Labrador.