Geology of South Cork - Sheet 25

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Booklet Contents

    • PREFACE
    • INTRODUCTION
    • READING THE GEOLOGICAL MAP OF SOUTH CORK
    • A SUMMARY OF THE GEOLOGICAL HISTORY AND ROCKS OF SOUTH CORK
    • THE ROCK SEQUENCE OF SOUTH CORK
      • Old Red Sandstone
      • Uppermost Devonian and Carboniferous clastic rocks of the Cork Group
      • Carboniferous limestone
      • Igneous rocks
      • The Variscan Orogeny
      • Post Carboniferous geological history
      • Quaternary geology
      • STRUCTURE AND BASIN DEVELOPMENT
        • Folds
        • Faults
        • Structural style
        • Basin and shelf development
            • HYDROGEOLOGY
            • MINERAL RESOURCES
            • ADDITIONAL READING LIST AND REFERENCES
            • APPENDIX 1. Key localities
            • APPENDIX 2. Lithological summaries
            • APPENDIX 3. Glossary

              • Two plates from the booklet:


                Sea stacks and sheer cliffs in the steeply dipping uppermost Devonian marine Old Head Sandstone Formation, at the Old Head of Kinsale

                Photograph by A.G. Sleeman


                The Courtmacsherry Raised Beach at Seven Head's Bay: beach sands, gravels and boulders of local rock are seen resting on the pre-glacial wave-cut platform (Old Head Sandstone Formation), some 2m above present sea-level.

                Photograph by A.G. Sleeman