Miller, David, J.
Geography and Geology; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
The contribution of Sir H.T. De la Beche to the geology of Southwest England and to the identification of 'head' deposits
De la Beche Meeting: An international conference to commemorate the bicentennial of the birth of Sir Henry De la Beche and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Geological Society of Jamaica: Articles, field guide, programme & abstracts.
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June 7- 8, 1996
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University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.
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Department of Geology, University of the West Indies
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Contributions to Geology, UWI, Mona
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Describes and evaluates De la Beche's mapping of southwest England from Bridgewater and Axminster to the Isles of Scilly, the completion of which was marked by the publication of the first memoir of the Geological Survey (1939). Also discusses De la Beche's introduction of the term 'head' to describe all the types of loose material above the solid geology of the southwest peninsula.....