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Geological maps


Geological maps show the nature, extent and relative stratigraphical age of the different rocks within a district.The small scale maps (1:1 000 000; 1:625 000 etc), provide only summary information on the geology of the whole or part of the UK. More detailed information is shown on the 700 or more 1:50 000 scale maps which cover a district approximately 18 miles by 12 miles.

Larger scale maps at the 1:10 000 scale, covering a small area, are available for much of Britain. Maps at this scale normally provide the greatest level of detail available for most districts. These maps are produced on demand.

For more information on map series, scales and coverage contact the BGS Sales Desk.

See also :
Geological map index



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