Report Geological Information – newly exposed rock

Temporary Exposures are cropping up all around the country, as new infrastructures (ring roads, bypasses, tunnels, etc.) and small or major building developments (housing estates, shopping precincts, etc.) are cut into Quaternary (soil, glacial) deposits and the bedrock.

It is important for us to know the type of rock newly exposed, as we can use this information to update our geological maps. In the past, without rock exposures or drillhole core, we could often only extrapolate (using ‘informed guesswork’) the position of bedrock units beneath the Quaternary cover that extends across much of the country.

This site allows anyone to submit information on the location, and type of rock exposed. A general description would be very helpful if you cannot identify the specific type of rock. Digital photographs are also very useful.

If you feel more confident of your geological knowledge, or have had geological training, please use the ‘Professional’ TE Record Sheet – also available through this link – for your observations.

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