University of Exeter Press

The Geology Of Cornwall

    • 328 Pages


    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.





    The geology of Cornwall 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 this book alongside a wide-ranging review of the current position and assessments of the environmental consequences of rock and mineral exploitation.




    List of Plates

    List of Figures

    List of Tables

    Contributors

    Abbreviations

    Preface-Geological Field Work

    A Code for Geological Field Work

    Acknowledgements


    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

    References

    Subject Index

    Locality Index