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Introduction to Geological Maps and Structures - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483198040, 9781483223070

Introduction to Geological Maps and Structures

1st Edition

Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies

Author: Robert Maxwell
eBook ISBN: 9781483223070
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1982
Page Count: 340
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Introduction to Geological Maps and Structures deals with the preparation of geological maps using topographic contours such as hills, valleys, rock outcrop patterns, faults, veins, rivers, lakes, cliffs, and coasts. A geological formation is a three-dimensional body with a particular shape. Two factors determine the accuracy of boundaries on a geological map: 1) boundaries can only be drawn where there is a sharp contact between adjacent formations; and 2) the ability to follow geological boundaries in the field depends on the degree of exposure, from which the solid rocks tend to be hidden under a cover of soil and superficial deposits. If economic interests are involved, geological maps are very detailed: subsurface information obtained from bore holes and mine workings can be added to surface mapping. The book also describes the construction of a tectonic map, usually drawn on a larger scale, which shows the outcrop of lithostratigraphic units also in very large scales. The book notes that no systematic methodology has yet been developed for the construction of tectonic maps. The book is suitable for geologists, students, or scientists involved in hydrology, meteorology and with general earth sciences.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Sedimentary Rocks and the Outcrop Pattern

Chapter 3. Folds and Folding

Chapter 4. Folded Rocks and the Outcrop Pattern

Chapter 5. Joints, Veins and Faults

Chapter 6. Igneous Rocks and their Structure

Chapter 7. Unconformities and the Geological Record

Chapter 8. Cratons and Orogenic Belts

Selected References on Structural Geology and Tectonics

Appendix: List of Geological Survey Maps



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