Structures In Rocks Topics


Geologic structures are important in shaping the various landscapes of Virginia’s physiographic provinces.  They also play a vital role in determining where groundwater and important economic mineral resources may be.  This chapter discusses the forces that cause structures, the kinds of structures, mapping structures, and structures in Virginia rocks.

Main topics in this chapter:

Main topics in this chapter:

4.1  Forces

4.2  Geologic Structures

4.3  Mapping Geologic Structures

4.4  Structures in Virginia Rocks