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Geology of Kentucky
This website contains geologic maps of Kentucky, with a discussion of geologic time in regards to the rocks, minerals, fossils, and economic deposits found there. There are also sections that describe strata and geologic structures beneath the surface (faults, basins, and arches), the structural processes (folding and faulting) that create stratigraphic units, the geomorphology of the state, geologic information by county, a general description of geologic time, fossil, rocks, and minerals of Kentucky, and a virtual field trip through Natural Bridges State Park. Links are provided for further information.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Field trip - virtual
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Map
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Geology
    • Mineralogy or petrology
    • Structural geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1997-2000 by the Kentucky Geological Survey.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-911
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Kentucky Geological Survey