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Geological Maps: Their Solution and Interpretation


By: T Bolton

144 pages, Maps, figs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 1989 | #12814 | ISBN: 0521367050
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Hardback | Mar 1989 | #15505 | ISBN: 0521361583
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This textbook is designed to aid the student in geological map interpretation. The book starts with basic concepts such as dip and strike, and progresses through a variety of exercises based on folds, faults and unconformities, up to and including the interpretation of Geological Survey Maps. In order to give a sense of reality to the text, frequent reference is made to actual examples on which many of the problem maps are based. Also included in the text are exercises concerned with bore-hole interpretation and correlation. The book, which is in two sections, is unique in that the second section contains worked solutions to the questions set in the first half.


Part I. Maps and Exercises: 1. Introduction; 2. Key to lithological and structural symbols; 3. Maps 1-3; Introductory notes on folding; 4. Maps 4-6; Introductory notes on unconformities; 5. Maps 7-9; Introductory notes on faulting; 6. Maps and exercises 10-13; 7. Three point problems; 8. Maps 14-25; Geological map description; 9. Maps 26-32; 10. Analysis of geological data from bore-hole evidence; 11. Exercises 33-35; 12. Geometrical construction applied to structural geology; 13. Maps and exercises 36-37; 14. British Geological Survey Maps; 15. Exercises 38-45; 16. Additional exercises 46-50; 17. Appendices; Part II. Solutions: 18. Introduction to the solutions; 19. Solutions 1-45; Index.

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