An engineering geological map of the soils and rocks of the United Kingdom

  • Dearman W. R. 
  • Eyles N. 


Examples of small-scale engineering geological maps have been reviewed to provide a background for the content of smallscale engineering geological maps. As a first step to preparing small-scale engineering geological maps of the United Kingdom, a classification of rock ~nd soil types, and combinations of types, relevant to the bedrock and superificial deposits has been adopted. The classification has been adapted from that proposed by the I.A.E.G. Mapping Commission. Maps are presented showing the relative geological complexity of the bedrock; the distribution of lithological types in the bedrock; the cover of glacial till obscuring bedrock; the distribution of superficial deposits; and the general distribution of coarse and fine engineering soils in both the superficial and bedrock deposits.


Pour servir de base au contenu de cartes grotechniques à petite échelle, un certain hombre d'exemples de cartes de ce type oat été passées en revue. La première étape de la préparation de cartes géotechniques à petite échelle du Royaume Uni a consisté dans la mise au point d'une classification des types de sols et de roches et des combinaisons des différents types, tant pour los formations superficielles que pour le substratum. La classification est adaptée à partir de cello qui a été proposée par la Commission “Cartegraphie” de l'A.I.G.I.

Les cartes présentent la complexité relative du substratum; la répartition des différents types lithologiques du substratum; le recouvrement de formations glaciaires au-dessus du substratum; la répartition des formations superficielles; enfin ha répartition globale des sols grossiers et fins darts los formations superficielles et le substratum.


Mapping Unit Greywacke Fine Soil Oolitic Limestone Lithological Type 

Carte Geotechnique Des Sols et des Roches du Royaume Uni


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dearman W. R. 
    • 1
  • Eyles N. 
    • 2
  1. 1.Engineering Geology Unit, Department of GeologyUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneNewcastle upon TyneEngland
  2. 2.Geology Department, Scarborough CollegeUniversity of OntarioWest HillCanada

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