Coastal Plain Geology Topics

• Introduction
• General Geologic Features
• Coastal Plain Deposits
• Fossils
• Structural Geology
• Features of Geologic Interest
• Geologic History

Geology Sections

• Coastal Plain
• Piedmont
• Mesozoic Basins
• Blue Ridge
• Valley and Ridge and Appalachian Plateaus


Virginia has a wide variety of rock types.  Igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks can be found within the state.  

1. Igneous rocks

2. Sedimentary rocks

3. Metamorphic rocks

Main topics in this chapter:

1.1  Mineral Basics

1.2  Mineral Identification

1.3  Major Mineral Groups

1.4  Selected Virginia Minerals

1.5  Tips for Mineral Collecting