Geology of Tipperary - Sheet 18
1:100,000 series index
Area covered by the Map and Booklet
BEDROCK GEOLOGY OF TIPPERARY
- READING THE GEOLOGICAL MAP OF TIPPERARY
- A SUMMARY OF THE ROCK TYPES UNDERLYING THE TIPPERARY LANDSCAPE
- Lower Palaeozoic rocks
- Upper Palaeozoic rocks
- L ower Palaeozoic rocks
- The Old Red Sandstone (uppermost Devonian and early Carboniferous)
- Dinantian rocks - the Lower Carboniferous
- Silesian rocks - the Upper Carboniferous
- Post-Carboniferous rocks
- Upper Palaeozoic Basin and Shelf development, and structure
REFERENCES AND ADDITIONAL READING LIST
APPENDIX 1. Key localities
APPENDIX 2. Lithological descriptions of units on the map
APPENDIX 3. Glossary
- Metallic mineral deposits
- Coal deposits
- Industrial minerals
Two plates from the booklet:
|Cross-bedded oolites from the Lisduff Member of the Ballysteen Formation.
Seen at Lisduff Hill, in well-weathered faces in small quarries to the east of the main Quarry.
Photo by Conor MacDermot
|Transmitted light photograph of a specimen of fine-grained brown to amber, replacive sphalerite (zinc ore) which is overgrown by cooloform, colour-banded sphalerite, in a rock-matrix breccia with clasts of dolomite.
From Galmoy, Co. Kilkenny, reproduced with kind permission of the irish Association of Economic Geologists.