The discipline of structural geology studies the architecture of the solid Earth and other planets. Rock deformation patterns are exciting features beacause of their aesthetic beauty and their economic interest to man. Knowledge of the subsurface structure is vital for the success of a variety of engineering and mineral exploration pograms. A thorough understanding of rock structures is essential for strategic planning in the petroleum and mining industry, in construction operations, in waste disposal surveys and for water exploration. Deformation structures in the country rock are important further for locallizing hazard zones, such as potential rockslide masses, ground subsidence, and seismic faults. Research activities concentrate on rock defomation structures in the shallow continental crust.
- 01. Introduction to structural geology
- 02. Topographic geological maps
- 03. Stripe, dip and map notation
- 04. Geological cross-sections
- 05. Structure contours for planar beds
- 06. Three-point problems and insertion of outcrops
- 07. Maps of folds
- 08. Structure contours for complex surfaces and folds
- 09. Unconformities and isopach maps
- 10. Three-dimensional perspective diagrams
- 11. Maps of faults in planar beds
- 12. Maps of faulted folds
- 13. maps of intrusive igneous structures
- 14. Maps of volcanogenic structures
- 15. Maps of exogenic structures
- 16. Remote-sensing maps
- 17. Computerization of map analysis
- Book and Appendices
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