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Geological Field Sketches and IllustrationsA Practical Guide$
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Matthew J. Genge

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198835929

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198835929.001.0001

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Drawing sedimentary outcrops

Drawing sedimentary outcrops

(p.141) 9 Drawing sedimentary outcrops
Geological Field Sketches and Illustrations

Matthew J. Genge

Oxford University Press

Sedimentary rocks are the commonest rocks found on the surface of the Earth’s crust and record much of the history of both our planet and life on Earth. This chapter describes how to draw outcrops of sedimentary rocks in the field and the most important features of these rocks to record and describe. The stratigraphy and interpretation of sedimentary rocks is also considered in the chapter and includes a description of common sedimentary structures. The use of sedimentary facies in evaluation of depositional environment is introduced. Five worked examples of field sketches of sedimentary outcrops are given to illustrate how to make accurate and detailed observations of sediments. Examples include how to draw unconformities, sedimentary structures, lithologies, and graphic logs.

Keywords:   field sketch, sedimentary outcrop, sediment, stratigraphy, graphic log, unconformity

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