The St George's Down : the plateau gravel : a preliminary discussion

Hopson, P.M.; Farrant, A.. 2009 The St George's Down : the plateau gravel : a preliminary discussion. In: Briant, R.M., (ed.) The Quaternary of the Solent Basin and West Sussex raised beaches. Quaternary Research Association, 145-160.

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The British Geological Survey is currently completing a new survey of the whole of the Isle of Wight at the 1:10 000 scale. The team has been surveying in short sessions since the autumn of 2006 with a final session to be completed in April and May 2009. This survey will provide a modern appraisal of the Bedrock and Superficial Deposits and publish a new 1:50 000 scale geological map and supporting texts for this classic area of British Geology. Quite obviously the published interpretation of the Superficial Deposits on the island is at a very basic level (BGS, 1976; White, 1921 [1994]) reflecting the lack of study that most of the deposits have had since the original surveys. It is to be hoped that the current survey, and the melding of this data with the studies already undertaken in the wider community, will go a long way in unravelling the Quaternary history of the Island.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Geology and Landscape (England)
ISBN: 0907780792
Date made live: 20 Jul 2011 13:46 +0 (UTC)

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