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The Geology Of Cornwall

Edited by E.B. Selwood, E.M. Durrance and C.M. Bristow

The Geology Of Cornwall
Hardback, 328 pages £55.00
Published: 1998
ISBN: 9780859895293
Format: 229mm x 149mm
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Paperback, 328 pages £22.50
Published: 1998
ISBN: 9780859894326
Format: 229mm x 149mm
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Published: 2015
ISBN: 9780859899154
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Subjects: Cornish Studies, History, South-West Studies

Cornwall is renowned for the diversity and complexity of its geology. This geology, and its relation to the mineral wealth of the county, has been the subject of continuing investigation since the end of the seventeenth century. A literature of great historical interest exists, and this is analysed in The Geology of Cornwall alongside a wide-ranging review of the current position and assessments of the environmental consequences of rock and mineral exploitation.

These contributions by twenty-one leading academic and commercial geologists are aimed at all readers with an amateur or professional interest in exploring the fascinating geology of Cornwall. Undergraduate fieldworkers will find the book particularly helpful.

Contributions by
J. R. Andrews, K. Atkinson, C.M. Bristow, Roger Burt, R. A. Cullingford, E.M. Durrance, R. P. Edwards, P. Granger, M. B. Hart, M. J. Heath, K. P. Issac, F. W. A. A. Lucas, D. A. C. Manning, D. Robinson, R. C. Scrivener, E.B. Selwood, R. K. Shail, T. J. Shepherd, J. M. Thomas and J. Willis-Richards

List of Plates

List of Figures

List of Tables



Preface-Geological Field Work

A Code for Geological Field Work


Chapter One: Introduction, C.M. Bristow, E.M. Durrance and E.B. Selwood

Chapter Two: The Pre Devonion Tectonic Framework, E.M Durrance

Chapter Three: The Lizard Complex, J.R. Andrews

Chapter Four: Devonion, K.P. Isaac, E.B. Selwood and R.K. Shail

Chapter Five: Carboniferous, K.P. Issac and J.M Thomas

Chapter Six: Variscan Structure and Regional Metamorphism, J.R. Andrews, K.P Isaac, E.B. Selwood, R.K Shail and J.M. Thomas

Chapter Seven: Granites and Associated Igneous Activiy, D.A.C. Manning

Chapter Eight: Mineralization, R.C. Scrivener and T.J Shepherd

Chapter Nine: Modelling the Mineralization Framework, F.W.A.A Lucas and J. Willis-Richards

Chapter Ten: China-Clay, C.M. Bristow

Chapter Eleven: Offshore and Mesozoic Geology, M.B. Hart

Chapter Twelve: The Tertiary, K. Atkinson

Chapter Thirteen: The Quaternary, R.A. Cullingford

Chapter Fourteen: History of Metalliferous Mining, R. Burt

Chapter Fifteen: The Contemporary Extractive Industry, C.M. Bristow

Chapter Sixteen: Environmental Geology, R.P. Edwards, P. Grainger and M.J Heath


Subject Index

Locality Index

"A useful book for an introduction to Cornish geology." (OUGS Journal, Spring 2001)

"Altogether this is a most informative and readable book, and the paperback version is very reasonably priced. It is recommended for anyone who wishes to gain an informed up-to-date introduction to the geology of this geologically complex, yet historically important area." (Mineralogical Magazine October 1999)

C.M. Bristow is Visiting Professor in Industrial Geology, Camborne School of Mines

E.B. Selwood is Senior Lecturer in Earth Science, University of Exeter.

E. M. Durrance is Emeritus Professor of Geology, University of Nebraska

The Geology Of Cornwall
The Geology Of Cornwall - Hardback cover

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 328 pages
 229mm x 149mm

 Paperback , 328 pages
 229mm x 149mm

 PDF , 328 pages

BIC Code:
  SCI031000, SOC015000
 University of Exeter Press


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