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16: Geological Maps and Cross-sections

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    After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

    • Use legends and symbols to interpret geologic maps.
    • Measure strike and dip using the quadrant and azimuth systems.
    • Construct and interpret a geologic cross-section.

    Thumbnail: Derivative of “Geologic Map and Map Database of the Metropolitan Area, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco Counties, California” (Public Domain; R.W. Gramer/USGS) by Chloe Branciforte