Basic Methods of Structural Geology : 9780130651785

Basic Methods of Structural Geology

Marshak & Mitra
 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780130651785
ISBN 10
 
0130651788
Published
 
25/03/1988
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
446
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$166.99
 
 
 
Description

Complete coverage of all the basic topics of structural geology.

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL: Orientation and Location.

 1. Interpretation and Construction of Contour Maps.

 2. Geometric Methods I—Attitude Calculations.

 3. Geometric Methods II—Dimension Calculations.

 4. Interpretation of Simple Outcrop Patterns.

 5. Stereographic Methods I—Concepts and Plotting.

 6. Stereographic Methods II—Poles and Rotations.

 7. Calculation of Layer Attitude in Drill Holes.

 8. Equal-Area Projections and Structural Analysis.

II. SPECIAL TOPICS: Aspects of Geological Map Interpretation.

 9. Analysis of Joint, Fault and Lineament Geometry.

10. Description of Structures in Outcrop, Hand Sample, and Thin Section.

11. Construction of Interpretive Cross Sections and Block Diagrams.

12. Cross-section Balancing.

13. Interpretation of Poly-Deformed Terrains.

14. Analysis of Two-dimensional Finite Strain.

15. Rock-deformation Experiments and Mohr Diagrams.

Elements of Cartography.

Basic Trigonometry.

Suggestions for Mapping Geologic Structures and Structural Associations.

Features & benefits
  • introduces methods for strain analysis, balanced cross sections, down-plunge projections, and structural analysis in poly-deformed terranes.
  • includes many worked-out examples and numerous maps, photographs, drawings, and diagrams.