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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 below.

Roadside Geology of GeorgiaTable of Contents

Acknowledgments x
Introduction 1
Geology Determines Landscape2
Plate Tectonics3
Georgia's Five Landscape Provinces6
Sedimentation10
Geologic Timescale12
A Word about Collecting14
Sea Islands15
Longshore Drift and Tides15
Beaches17
Marshes20
Ancient and Modern Shorelines21
Road Guides of the Sea Islands21
US 80: Savannah - Tybee Island21
North Beach Area25
South Beach Area25
Wassaw Island and Sapelo Island27
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary31
St. Simons Island and Its Neighbors31
Jekyll Island37
Cumberland Island National Seashore42
Coastal Plain47
Sedimentary Formations47
Physiographic Districts52
Fall Line Hills52
Fort Valley Plateau53
Vidalia Upland54
Tifton Upland and Valdosta Limesink districts55
Dougherty Plain55
Bacon Terraces56
Barrier Island Sequence District57
Okefenokee Basin57
Landforms60
Pleistocene Sand Duna Fields60
The Mysterious Carolina Bays60
Fall Line HillsOrangeburg Escarpment62
Fall Line HillsPelham Escarpment62
It Came from Outer Space63
Fossils64
Sharks and Other Fish66
Marine Reptiles66
Dinosaurs and other Reptiles67
Pleistocene-Age Vertebrates68
Kaolin Deposits69
Heavy Mineral Sand73
Road Guides of the Coastal Plain74
US 27: Columbus - Florida State Line74
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area76
Lumpkin to Florida State Line78
I-75: Macon - Florida State Line80
Georgia 49: Byron - Americus84
Andersonville and Bauxite86
Georgia24: Milledgeville - Waynesboro89
Kaolin Mines89
Kaolin Processing Facility91
Tennille Lime Sinks91
Hidden Basins92
Sandersville to Waynesboro94
Shell Bluff96
I-16: Macon - Savannah96
US 341: Fall Line - Brunswick100
Oaky Woods Wildlife Management Area103
Perry to McRae103
Little Ocmulgee State Park105
McRae to Hazlehurst105
Broxton Rocks Preserve106
Hazlehurst to Jesup107
Griffin Ridge Wildlife Management Area108
Jesup to Brunswick108
US 1: South Carolina State Line - Florida Sate Line108
Ohoopee Dunes Natural area110
Swainsboro to Waycross110
Okefenokee Swamp Park111
Trail Ridge112
US 82: Alabama State Line - Brunswick113
Albany and the Flint River113
Radium Springs115
Albany to Brunswick116
I-95: South Carolina State Line - Florida State Line117
Valley and Ridge and Appalachian Plateau121
The Landscape in Relation to Anticlines and Synclines122
Sedimentary Rocks and Ancient Geography126
Fossils128
Fossils of Cambrian Age128
Fossils of Ordovician Age128
Fossils of Mississippian Age130
Fossils of Pennsylvanian Age130
Road Guides of the Valle and Ridge and Appalachian Plateau133
I-24 and I-59: Tennessee State Line - Alabama State Line133
I-75: Tennessee State Line p Cartersville (US 411)137
Ringgold Gap137
Tunnel Hill to Daltonp141
Rocky Face Mountain at Dug Gap142
Resaca to Cartersville143
Cartersville Mining District145
Ladds Quarry and Etowah Mounds148
GA 136: Alabama State Line - Carters Dam149
Cloudland Canyon State Park150
Lookout Mountain to Carters Dam153
GA 157: Tennessee State Line - Cloudland159
Rock city Gardens159
Along Lookout Mountain161
US 27: Tennessee State Line - Cedartown164
Chickamauga Battlefield166
Chickamauga to Gore168
Chattanooga Shale168
Gore to Cedartown170
Cave Spring171
State Quarry near Cedartown172
Blue Ridge - Piedmont175
Prematamorphic Character of the Blue Ridge - Piedmont Rocks175
Metamorphism176
Igneous Intrusions179
Weathering179
The Patchwork of Terranes Assembled in Paleozoic Time181
Earthquakes Due to Human Activity185
Pull-Apart Activity during the Mesozoic Era188
The Dahlonega Gold Belt: A Terrane Discovered by Prospectors190
Road Guides of the Blue Ridge - Piedmont191
I-20: Alabama State Line - Austell191
Pine Mountain Gold Museum193
Villa Rica to Lithia Springs193
I-75: Cartersville (US 411) - Kennesaw195
Cooper's Furnace Day Use area and Allatoona Dam197
Lake Allatoona and Red Top Mountain State Park199
Allatoona Lake to Kennesaw200
GA 5 (I-575 and GA 515 in part): Tennessee State Line - Kennesaw201
Blue Ridge to Jasper203
Marble Mining District204
Ball Ground to Kennesaw208
GA 52: Chatsworth - Lula209
Fort Mountain State Park212
Fort Mountain to Amicalola Falls213
Amicalola Falls State Park214
Amicalola Falls to Lula216
US 19: North Carolina State Line - Cumming217
Brasstown Bald217
Blairsville to Dahlonega219
Dahlonega220
Dahlonega to Cumming221
GA 17 (GA 385 and Alt GA 17 in part): Hiawassee - Toccoa223
Smithgall Woods State Park223
Unicoi State Park and Anna Ruby Falls223
Helen to Toccoa225
US 23/US 441 (becoming I-985/US 23): North Carolina State Line - Lake Lanier227
Black rock Mountain State Park229
Clayton to Tallulah Falls229
Tallulah Gorge State Park231
Tallulah Falls to I-85233
Lake Lanier and Buford Dam233
I-85: South Carolina State Line - I-985 (Near Atlanta)235
Hurricane Shoals Park235
Nodoroc235
Earthquakes at Dacula236
US 78: Snellville - Thomson236
Athens236
Athens to Washington238
Graves Mountain238
Lincolnton Metadacite239
Washington to Thomson240
GA 72: Athens - South Carolina State Line241
Watson Mill Bridge State Park241
Elberton243
Georgia Guidestones245
Elberton to the South Carolina State Line246
I-185: LaGrange - Columbus247
GA 85: Atlanta - Columbus249
The cove249
Warm Springs and Little White House Historic Site253
F. D. Roosevelt State Park256
Sprewell Bluff State Outdoor Recreation Area257
Manchester to Columbus259
Flat Rock Park260
The Fall Line and Rocky Shoals at Columbus260
I-75: Atlanta - Macon262
Indian Springs State Park264
Barnesville and Thomaston Area264
High Falls State Parak264
Forsyth to Macon267
I-20: Atlanta - Augusta267
Appling Granite at Heggies Rock272
Augusta274
US 441/GA 24: Madison - Milledgeville276
Rock Eagle276
Milledgeville277
Around Atlanta278
Parks of Geologic Interest281
Stone Mountain Park281
Panola Mountain State Park286
Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve286
Boat Rock Preserve289
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park290
Sweetwater Creek State Park290
Quarries and Road Cuts291
Gneiss and Schist292
Quartzite295
Amphibolite295
Soapstone Ridge296
Mylonite297
Appendix: Museums and Exhibits299
Glossary305
References319
Index329