Basic Geological Mapping

ISBN-10: 0470686340

ISBN-13: 9780470686348

Edition: 5th 2011

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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.
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Book details

Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/19/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Fifth Edition
Introduction
Outline and Approach
Safety
Field Behaviour
A Few Words of Comfort
Field Equipment
Hammers and Chisels
Compasses and Clinometers
Hand Lenses
Tapes
Map Cases
Field Notebooks
Scales
Protractors
Pencils, Erasers and Mapping Pens
Acid Bottles
Global Positioning System (GPS) and Mobile Phones
Other Instruments
Field Clothing
Topographic Base Maps
Types of Geological Map
Topographic Base Maps
Geographic Coordinates and Metric Grids
Grid Magnetic Angle
Position Finding on Maps
Use of Air Photography as a Mapping Tool
Suitability of Images for Geological Mapping
Methods of Geological Mapping
Strategy for the Mapping Programme
Mapping by Following Contacts
Traversing
Exposure Mapping
Mapping in Poorly Exposed Regions
Superficial Deposits
Drilling
Geophysical Aids to Mapping
Large-Scale Maps of Limited Areas
Underground Mapping
Photogeology
Technological Aids to Mapping
Digital Terrain Models
Topographic Surveying Techniques
Field Measurements and Techniques
Measuring Strike and Dip of Planar Structures
Plotting Strike and Dip
Recording Strike and Dip
Measuring Linear Features
Folds
Faults
Thrusts
Joints
Unconformities
Map Symbols
Specimen Collecting
Field Photography
Panning
Mappable Rock Units and Lithology
Lithostratigraphy and Sedimentary Rocks
Sedimentary Formations
Rock Descriptions
Identifying and Naming Rocks in the Field
Fossils
Phaneritic Igneous Rocks
Aphanitic Igneous Rocks
Veins and Pegmatites
Igneous Rocks in General
Pyroclastic Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Economic Geology
Field Maps and Field Notebooks
Field Maps
Field Notebooks
Fair Copy Maps and Other Illustrations
Fair Copy Maps
Transferring Topography
Transferring Geology
Lettering and Symbols
Formation Letters
Layout
Colouring
Stratigraphic Column
Overlays
Computer Drafting of the Fair Copy Map
Cross-Sections and 3D Illustrations
Cross-Sections
Method of Apparent Dips
Down-Plunge Projection Method
Balanced Cross-Sections
Columnar Sections
Block Diagrams
Models
Geological Reports
Preparation
Revising and Editing
Layout
The 'Introduction'
Main Body of the Report
The 'Conclusions' Section
Text Illustrations
References
Appendices
Some Final Thoughts
Adjustment of a Closed Compass Traverse
Field Equipment Checklist
Indicators of Stratigraphical Way-Up
Useful Chart and Tables
References
Index
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