Geologic Fieldwork

Fieldwork is one of the most important aspects of Geology and involves much more than simply going to a site and collecting rocks and fossils. No matter how beautiful or scientifically unique a specimen is, it's value is limited without a variety of accompanying data that can be gathered only in the field. Geologists who work with sedimentary rocks and fossils follow several standard procedures in their fieldwork:

  • Map Location
  • Stratigraphic Location
  • Measurement of a Stratigraphic Section
  • Sampling
  • Cross Sections

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