Geology of Connemara - Sheet 10
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Area covered by the Map and Booklet
THE EARTH RESOURCES OF CONNEMARA
- READING THE GEOLOGICAL MAP OF CONNEMARA
- THE FOUNDATION OF THE CONNEMARA LANDSCAPE: AN INTRODUCTION TO ITS PHYSICAL EVOLUTION
- Connemara: the Foundation of the Landscape
- Environment and Landscape Change
- Geological Age and the Connemara Map
- The Dalradian
- Dubiously Dalradian
- The Iapetus Ocean
- Destruction of the Iapetus Ocean
- Devonian ("Old Red Sandstone")
- Igneous Intrusions
Industrial Minerals and Rocks
- Metallic Mineral Deposits
- Copper-Nickel, Platinum-Palladium and Chrome
References cited in text
Appendix 1. Simplified descriptions of rock units
Appendix 2. Glossary of technical terms
- Dimension Stone
- Other Minerals
Two plates from the booklet:
The eastern end of the Benna Beola Mountains (The Twelve Bens), viewed across Lough Inagh from the
Maamturk Mountains. The Benna Beola Mountains are composed principally of hard, resistant quartzites
of Dalradian age.
Photo by Brian McConnell, 1993.
Early parallel-sided fold, refolded by a later, tight fold in the Dalradian, Ballynakill Schist Formation,
Letterbreckaun Townland, north of Lough Inagh. Compare with Figure 6, folds (a) and (b). Lens cap
diameter 5.5 cm.
Photo by C. Barry Long, 1992.