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Current status and future development of the BGS Rock Classification Scheme

Styles, M.T.; Gillespie, M.R.; Bauer, W.; Lott, G.K.. 2006 Current status and future development of the BGS Rock Classification Scheme. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 29pp. (IR/06/022) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This report describes the current status of the BGS Rock Classification Scheme (RCS) and possible plans for its maintenance and on-going development. It describes the impact of the RCS since publication in 1999, worldwide developments in rock classification and how this affects the standing of the RCS. Options are suggested for ways to update, enhance and maintain the RCS. A detailed review of the existing schemes has been carried out and a plan to amend and improve them is proposed.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: BGS Programmes > National Geoscience Framework
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 13 May 2009 15:46
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/7178

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