Part of "The Geological Field Guide Series", "Basic Geological Mapping", 5th Edition is an essential basic guide to field techniques in mapping geology. Now completely revised and updated the book retains the concise clarity which has made it an indispensable instant reference in its previous editions. It provides the reader with all the necessary practical information and techniques that they will need while carrying out work in the field, covering a wide spectrum of different conditions, needs and types of countries.
This edition covers new developments in technology including Google Earth and the use of GPS. This is an ideal field guide to geological mapping for 2nd/3rd year undergraduates of geology, hydrogeology and geological engineering.
Preface to the Fourth Edition ix
Preface to the Fifth Edition xi
1 Introduction 1
2 Field Equipment 6
3 Topographic Base Maps 27
4 Methods of Geological Mapping 50
5 Technological Aids to Mapping 80
6 Field Measurements and Techniques 95
7 Mappable Rock Units and Lithology 126
8 Field Maps and Field Notebooks 146
9 Fair Copy Maps and Other Illustrations 162
10 Cross-Sections and 3D Illustrations 171
11 Geological Reports 185
Appendix A: Adjustment of a Closed Compass Traverse 195
Appendix B: Field Equipment Checklist 197
Appendix C: Indicators of Stratigraphical Way-Up 202
Appendix D: Useful Chart and Tables 203
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