Geology of Tipperary - Sheet 18

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Area covered by the Map and Booklet



Booklet Contents

  • INTRODUCTION
  • READING THE GEOLOGICAL MAP OF TIPPERARY
  • A SUMMARY OF THE ROCK TYPES UNDERLYING THE TIPPERARY LANDSCAPE
    • Lower Palaeozoic rocks
    • Upper Palaeozoic rocks
    • BEDROCK GEOLOGY OF TIPPERARY
      • 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
          • HYDROGEOLOGY
          • MINERAL DEPOSITS
            • Metallic mineral deposits
            • Coal deposits
            • Industrial minerals
                • REFERENCES AND ADDITIONAL READING LIST
                • APPENDIX 1. Key localities
                • APPENDIX 2. Lithological descriptions of units on the map
                • APPENDIX 3. Glossary

                  • 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.