Geology: general rock composition

On the geological map, a basic differentiation may be seen between the crystalline basement (metamorphic gneiss and schists, granite), sediments and loose rock (alluvial deposits, glacial sediments). In the crystalline rock and sediments, the rocks are summarised into groups according to similar rock type and age.Jura MountainsThe Jura mountains have a clearly curved shape: their eastern end

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Tags: Nature and Environment, Geology and raw materials, Geology and tectonics, Rocks
Spatial extent: Switzerland
Spatial units: Overview, Detail
Time: 2010