Geology of Carlow-Wexford Sheet 19

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Area covered by the Map and Booklet



Booklet Contents

    • PREFACE
    • GENERAL INTRODUCTION
    • READING THE GEOLOGICAL MAP OF CARLOW-WEXFORD
    • A SUMMARY OF THE GEOLOGY AND ROCK TYPES OF CARLOW-WEXFORD
      • Lower Palaeozoic rocks
      • Granites
      • Upper Palaeozoic rocks
      • Quaternary sediments
      • THE BEDROCK GEOLOGY OF CARLOW-WEXFORD
        • Cambrian and Ordovician
          • Cahore Group
          • Ribband Group
          • The Monian Orogeny
          • Duncannon Group
          • The Caledonian Orogeny
                • Caledonian intrusions
                  • Granites
                  • Minor intrusions
                      • Upper Palaeozoic rocks
                        • Old Red Sandstone
                        • Lower Carboniferous sandstones and shales
                        • Carboniferous limestones
                        • Upper Carboniferous
                        • Post-Carboniferous rocks
                              • MINERAL RESOURCES
                                • Metallic minerals
                                • Industrial minerals and rocks
                                • Coal
                                    • HYDROGEOLOGY
                                      • Bedrock hydrogeology
                                      • Hydrogeology of the Quaternary sediments
                                      • Hydrochemistry and water quality
                                          • REFERENCES AND ADDITIONAL READING LIST
                                          • APPENDIX 1. Key localities
                                          • APPENDIX 2. Brief lithological descriptions for all units appearing on the accompanying map
                                          • APPENDIX 3. Glossary

                                            • Two plates from the booklet:

                                              Bannagogle Quarry, Co. Carlow: limestones of the Ballyadams Formation are cut into blocks for monumental purposes. Someof the beds when cut and polished are marketed as "Kilkenny Black Marble".

                                              Photo by A.G. Sleeman

                                              A mid-19th century engine house chimney at West Avoca, and, in the mid background, the East Avoca opencast pit of the 1980s, attesting to the long history of copper mining at Avoca.

                                              Photo by Brian McConnell