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Geology of the Khor Fakkan 1:50 000 map sheet 50-3, United Arab Emirates

By Kathryn Mary Goodenough, Emrys Phillips, Michael Styles, Robert James Thomas, Andrew Farrant and Sarah Arkley


This report is a description of the 1:50 000 scale Khor Fakkan geological map sheet. It forms part of the published outputs from a contract between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Government (Ministry of Energy) and the British Geological Survey (BGS) to produce geological maps, at various scales, of the solid and drift geology of the eastern part of the United Arab Emirates. These maps, which have accompanying Sheet Explanations, are listed below.\ud The geological mapping of the Khor Fakkan sheet was undertaken during three winter seasons from 2002 to 2005 (October to December; January to March). The field mapping was carried out largely on transparent overlays on 1:25 000 scale colour aerial photographs, used in conjunction with LANDSAT imagery and 1:50 000 scale topographical base maps. The field data were transferred onto gridded transparent overlays on georectified LANDSAT images at 1: 25 000 scale.\ud K M Goodenough, E R Phillips, D Stephenson, M T Styles, R J Thomas and M Warrak carried out the geological mapping of the Khor Fakkan district. A R Farrant and S L B Arkley contributed to the mapping of the Quaternary deposits. Petrographical analyses were completed by K M Goodenough, E R Phillips, M T Styles and R J Thomas on samples collected by the mapping team. The Sheet Explanation was compiled by K M Goodenough.\ud The word ‘district’ is used here to refer to the area represented by the geological map 1:50 000 series sheet Khor Fakkan. The grid references in the text are UTM Zone 40, using the Nahrawan datum, given in the form [0419633 2826172]. Symbols in brackets after lithostratigraphical names refer to symbols used on the 1:50 000 series geological map. References to other Sheet Explanations in these series are given by Sheet name and number e.g. (Fujairah Sheet, 50-4).\u

Topics: Earth Sciences
Publisher: United Arab Emirates, Ministry of Energy, Petroleum and Minerals Sector, Minerals Department
Year: 2006
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