Geology of West Cork - Sheet 24

       1:100,000 series index

Area covered by the Map and Booklet



Booklet Contents

    • INTRODUCTION
    • READING THE GEOLOGICAL MAP
      • The Rock Units
      • How rock units come to lie alongside one another
      • Constructing a Three Dimensional Picture from the Map
      • What the map does and does not show
      • Viewing the rocks
      • AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GEOLOGY AND ROCK TYPES OF WEST CORK
        • Devonian "Old Red Sandstone" Terrestial Rocks
        • Uppermost Devonian and Carboniferous Marine Rocks
        • Igneous Rocks
        • Geological Events in West Cork after the Carboniferous Period
        • The Quaternary Period
            • THE BEDROCK GEOLOGY OF WEST CORK
              • Old Red Sandstone Magnafacies
              • Uppermost Devonian and Early Carboniferous Clastic Rocks
              • Dinantian limestones
              • Namurian Sandstones and Shales
              • Upper Palaeozoic Igneous Rocks
                  • BASIN AND SHELF DEVELOPMENT
                    • The Munster Basin
                    • The South Munster Basin
                        • STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
                          • Folds
                          • Thrusts and Faults
                          • Cleavage
                          • Jointing, veining, boudinage and kink bands
                          • The Variscan Orogeny
                              • POST VARISCAN OROGENY
                              • HYDROGEOLOGY
                              • MINERAL RESOURCES
                                • Metallic Deposits
                                • Industrial Mineral Deposits
                                • Other Minerals
                                    • REFERENCES AND ADDITIONAL READING LISTS
                                    • APPENDIX 1. Key localities
                                    • APPENDIX 2. Brief lithological descriptions of all units appearing on Sheet 24
                                    • APPENDIX 3. Glossary

                                      • Two plates from the booklet:

                                        Entrance to Pulleen Harbour - locally overturned Gun Point and Old Head Sandstone Formations looking east.



                                        Photo by M. Pracht

                                        Anticlinal fold in the Caha Mountain Formation at Coomacloghane Mountain.



                                        Photo by M. Pracht