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Roadside Geology of Georgia

 
Learn about the Geology of Georgia with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 347 pages that are packed with detailed information about Georgia Geology. See table of contents at the bottom of this page. Pamela J.W. Gore and William Witherspoon, authors.
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Roadside Geology of Georgia - Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

x

Introduction

1
    Geology Determines Landscape
2
    Plate Tectonics
3
    Georgia's Five Landscape Provinces
6
    Sedimentation
10
    Geologic Timescale
12
    A Word about Collecting
14

Sea Islands

15
    Longshore Drift and Tides
15
    Beaches
17
    Marshes
20
    Ancient and Modern Shorelines
21
  Road Guides of the Sea Islands
21
      US 80: Savannah - Tybee Island
21
        North Beach Area
25
        South Beach Area
25
      Wassaw Island and Sapelo Island
27
        Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
31
      St. Simons Island and Its Neighbors
31
      Jekyll Island
37
      Cumberland Island National Seashore
42

Coastal Plain

47
    Sedimentary Formations
47
    Physiographic Districts
52
      Fall Line Hills
52
      Fort Valley Plateau
53
      Vidalia Upland
54
      Tifton Upland and Valdosta Limesink districts
55
      Dougherty Plain
55
      Bacon Terraces
56
      Barrier Island Sequence District
57
      Okefenokee Basin
57
    Landforms
60
      Pleistocene Sand Duna Fields
60
      The Mysterious Carolina Bays
60
      Fall Line HillsOrangeburg Escarpment
62
      Fall Line HillsPelham Escarpment
62
    It Came from Outer Space
63
    Fossils
64
      Sharks and Other Fish
66
      Marine Reptiles
66
      Dinosaurs and other Reptiles
67
      Pleistocene-Age Vertebrates
68
    Kaolin Deposits
69
    Heavy Mineral Sand
73
    Road Guides of the Coastal Plain
74
      US 27: Columbus - Florida State Line
74
        Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area
76
        Lumpkin to Florida State Line
78
      I-75: Macon - Florida State Line
80
      Georgia 49: Byron - Americus
84
        Andersonville and Bauxite
86
      Georgia24: Milledgeville - Waynesboro
89
        Kaolin Mines
89
        Kaolin Processing Facility
91
        Tennille Lime Sinks
91
        Hidden Basins
92
        Sandersville to Waynesboro
94
        Shell Bluff
96
      I-16: Macon - Savannah
96
      US 341: Fall Line - Brunswick
100
        Oaky Woods Wildlife Management Area
103
        Perry to McRae
103
        Little Ocmulgee State Park
105
        McRae to Hazlehurst
105
        Broxton Rocks Preserve
106
        Hazlehurst to Jesup
107
        Griffin Ridge Wildlife Management Area
108
        Jesup to Brunswick
108
      US 1: South Carolina State Line - Florida Sate Line
108
        Ohoopee Dunes Natural area
110
        Swainsboro to Waycross
110
        Okefenokee Swamp Park
111
        Trail Ridge
112
      US 82: Alabama State Line - Brunswick
113
        Albany and the Flint River
113
        Radium Springs
115
        Albany to Brunswick
116
      I-95: South Carolina State Line - Florida State Line
117

Valley and Ridge and Appalachian Plateau

121
    The Landscape in Relation to Anticlines and Synclines
122
    Sedimentary Rocks and Ancient Geography
126
    Fossils
128
      Fossils of Cambrian Age
128
      Fossils of Ordovician Age
128
      Fossils of Mississippian Age
130
      Fossils of Pennsylvanian Age
130
    Road Guides of the Valle and Ridge and Appalachian Plateau
133
      I-24 and I-59: Tennessee State Line - Alabama State Line
133
      I-75: Tennessee State Line p Cartersville (US 411)
137
        Ringgold Gap
137
        Tunnel Hill to Daltonp
141
        Rocky Face Mountain at Dug Gap
142
        Resaca to Cartersville
143
        Cartersville Mining District
145
        Ladds Quarry and Etowah Mounds
148
      GA 136: Alabama State Line - Carters Dam
149
        Cloudland Canyon State Park
150
        Lookout Mountain to Carters Dam
153
      GA 157: Tennessee State Line - Cloudland
159
        Rock city Gardens
159
        Along Lookout Mountain
161
      US 27: Tennessee State Line - Cedartown
164
        Chickamauga Battlefield
166
        Chickamauga to Gore
168
        Chattanooga Shale
168
        Gore to Cedartown
170
        Cave Spring
171
        State Quarry near Cedartown
172

Blue Ridge - Piedmont

175
    Prematamorphic Character of the Blue Ridge - Piedmont Rocks
175
    Metamorphism
176
    Igneous Intrusions
179
    Weathering
179
    The Patchwork of Terranes Assembled in Paleozoic Time
181
    Earthquakes Due to Human Activity
185
    Pull-Apart Activity during the Mesozoic Era
188
    The Dahlonega Gold Belt: A Terrane Discovered by Prospectors
190
    Road Guides of the Blue Ridge - Piedmont
191
      I-20: Alabama State Line - Austell
191
        Pine Mountain Gold Museum
193
        Villa Rica to Lithia Springs
193
      I-75: Cartersville (US 411) - Kennesaw
195
        Cooper's Furnace Day Use area and Allatoona Dam
197
        Lake Allatoona and Red Top Mountain State Park
199
        Allatoona Lake to Kennesaw
200
      GA 5 (I-575 and GA 515 in part): Tennessee State Line - Kennesaw
201
        Blue Ridge to Jasper
203
        Marble Mining District
204
        Ball Ground to Kennesaw
208
      GA 52: Chatsworth - Lula
209
        Fort Mountain State Park
212
        Fort Mountain to Amicalola Falls
213
        Amicalola Falls State Park
214
        Amicalola Falls to Lula
216
      US 19: North Carolina State Line - Cumming
217
        Brasstown Bald
217
        Blairsville to Dahlonega
219
        Dahlonega
220
        Dahlonega to Cumming
221
      GA 17 (GA 385 and Alt GA 17 in part): Hiawassee - Toccoa
223
        Smithgall Woods State Park
223
        Unicoi State Park and Anna Ruby Falls
223
        Helen to Toccoa
225
      US 23/US 441 (becoming I-985/US 23): North Carolina State Line - Lake Lanier
227
        Black rock Mountain State Park
229
        Clayton to Tallulah Falls
229
        Tallulah Gorge State Park
231
        Tallulah Falls to I-85
233
        Lake Lanier and Buford Dam
233
      I-85: South Carolina State Line - I-985 (Near Atlanta)
235
        Hurricane Shoals Park
235
        Nodoroc
235
        Earthquakes at Dacula
236
      US 78: Snellville - Thomson
236
        Athens
236
        Athens to Washington
238
        Graves Mountain
238
        Lincolnton Metadacite
239
        Washington to Thomson
240
      GA 72: Athens - South Carolina State Line
241
        Watson Mill Bridge State Park
241
        Elberton
243
        Georgia Guidestones
245
        Elberton to the South Carolina State Line
246
      I-185: LaGrange - Columbus
247
      GA 85: Atlanta - Columbus
249
        The cove
249
        Warm Springs and Little White House Historic Site
253
        F. D. Roosevelt State Park
256
        Sprewell Bluff State Outdoor Recreation Area
257
        Manchester to Columbus
259
        Flat Rock Park
260
        The Fall Line and Rocky Shoals at Columbus
260
      I-75: Atlanta - Macon
262
        Indian Springs State Park
264
        Barnesville and Thomaston Area
264
        High Falls State Parak
264
        Forsyth to Macon
267
      I-20: Atlanta - Augusta
267
        Appling Granite at Heggies Rock
272
        Augusta
274
      US 441/GA 24: Madison - Milledgeville
276
        Rock Eagle
276
        Milledgeville
277
      Around Atlanta
278
        Parks of Geologic Interest
281
          Stone Mountain Park
281
          Panola Mountain State Park
286
          Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve
286
          Boat Rock Preserve
289
          Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
290
          Sweetwater Creek State Park
290
        Quarries and Road Cuts
291
          Gneiss and Schist
292
          Quartzite
295
          Amphibolite
295
          Soapstone Ridge
296
          Mylonite
297

Appendix: Museums and Exhibits

299

Glossary

305

References

319

Index

329

 

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