Geology of South Wexford - Sheet 23

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Area covered by the Map and Booklet



Booklet Contents

    • PREFACE
    • GENERAL INTRODUCTION
    • READING THE GEOLOGICAL MAP OF SOUTH WEXFORD
    • A SUMMARY OF THE GEOLOGY AND ROCK TYPES OF SOUTH WEXFORD
    • THE ROCK SEQUENCE IN SOUTH WEXFORD
      • Precambrian rocks
      • Lower Palaeozoic rocks
      • The Cambrian succession
      • Ordovician successions
      • Caledonian intrusions
      • Upper Palaeozoic and Post-Palaeozoic rocks
      • HYDROGEOLOGY
      • MINERAL RESOURCES
        • Metallic minerals
        • Industrial minerals and rocks
            • ADDITIONAL READING LIST
            • APPENDIX 1. Key localities
            • APPENDIX 2. Brief lithological descriptions of each stratigraphic and igneous unit shown on the accompanying map
            • APPENDIX 3. Glossary

              • Two plates from the booklet:


                Dunmore East, Co. Waterford.

                A coarse channel-fill quartz conglomerate resting on red mudstones from the Upper Devonian Harrylock Formation. Note the cross bedding in the conglomerate.

                Photograph by A.G. Sleeman


                An overturned fold in the thinly interbedded greywacke sandstone and slate (distal turbidite) succession of the Booley Bay Formation (Cambrian) at Bella Vista Bay, Hook Head.

                Photograph by Daniel Tietzsch-Tyler