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Geology of the South Devon Coast: From the Dorset County Boundary to the Brixham Area

Geology Guide

Series: Geologists' Association Guides Volume: 73

By: John CW Cope(Author)

122 pages, 81 colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations and colour & b/w maps

Geologists' Association

Spiralbound | Aug 2017 | #237628 | ISBN-13: 9780900717918
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £23.50 $31/€27 approx

About this book

This area presents an ideal introduction to fieldwork for students of geology. There is a wide range of geological features that are su­perbly displayed in rocks varying in age from Devonian through to Palaeogene, together with often spectacular structures and a wide range of sedimentary rock types. There is also a good variety of igneous rocks in the area. The Guide covers the coast between Brixham in the west to the county boundary with Dorset, encompassed by the English Riviera Geopark and the western end of the World Heritage coastline. Some inland areas around Dartmoor are also described.


1. Introduction
2. South Devon in a regional context
3. The succession in South Devon
      The Dartmoor granite
4. Itineraries
      The Torquay area
      The Brixham area
      The Permian succession between Torquay and Dawlish Warren
      Permian and Triassic succession east of the River Exe
      Triassic and Cretaceous from Branscombe to Culverhole Point
      Inland localities
5. References


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