regional geology

regional geology

[′rēj·ən·əl jē′äl·ə·jē]
(geology)
The geology of a large region, treated from the viewpoint of the spatial distribution and position of stratigraphic units, structural features, and surface forms.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Analyses of concentrations of Kimberlitic Indicator Minerals (KIM's) on the licences indicate proximity to kimberlite pipes, which regional geology suggests may be attractive in size and grade.
Roadside Geology of Mississippi is recommended for two audiences: visitors to Mississippi who want a travel guide geared to road trips and science, and armchair science readers with a special interest in regional geology. Mississippi holds many different, interesting features--rifts, basins, rivers and valleys, and geologic stories which geoscientists Stan Galicki and Darrell Schmitz explore in the form of a road trip.
Regional Geology. Rock units in the Bairendaba district include an assemblage of Carboniferous, Permian, Jurassic, and Quaternary units surrounding a medium- to high-grade metamorphic complex of amphibole-plagioclase gneiss and biotite-plagioclase gneiss (Figure 1(b)) that yield U-Pb ages of 437 [+ or -] 3 to ~316 [+ or -] 3 Ma [21,22].
In the Eastern United States, she is known for bringing earthquake awareness and establishing seismic design standards addressing the regional geology and tectonics, including chairing the seismic committee for the current New York City building code.
After heading successively the GSC's Regional Geology and Economic Geology Divisions in the period 1958-64, Yves in 1964 was appointed 13th director of the Geological Survey of Canada.
But the existence of this enormous island arc, which they believed to have stretched between Baltica and Siberia, does not agree perfectly with the data from regional geology. The best-preserved fragments of an undoubtedly Ordovician island arc which collided with the Siberian craton in Late Ordovician-Early Silurian time are known from the Chingiz-Tarbagatai Range in eastern Kazakhstan.
Cambodia has the geological potential for petroleum accumulation: onshore natural oil seepages, the presence of sedimentary rocks in several basins, geological structures that may trap and hold oil and gas in reservoirs, interpretation of regional geology and the similarity of the geology of Cambodia to adjacent areas in Viet Nam and Thailand where oil and gas are being produced.
Where solid bedrock is the regional geology, steel casing is driven into the rock to seal out the undertreated water.
However, since the focus was on engineering properties of the strata, no attempt was made to relate the core to the regional geology. LONG CORE FOSSILS.

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