Mineral and hydrocarbon resources
Yasushi Watanabe, Tetsuichi Takagi, Nobuyuki Kaneko, Yuichiro Suzuki, 2016. "Mineral and hydrocarbon resources", The Geology of Japan, Teresa Moreno, Simon Wallis, Tomoko Kojima, Wes Gibbons
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The main part of this chapter describes a geological journey westwards from central to SW Japan and is specically aimed at the overseas visitor new to Japanese held geology. This is followed by a brief overview of the Japanese geopark system and museums with geological exhibits. There are currently over 30 geoparks in Japan, providing one of the most dense networks in the world of sites of special geological interest.
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The Geology of Japan
It has been 25 years since publication of the most recent English language summary of the geology of Japan. This book offers an up-to-date comprehensive guide for those interested both in the geology of the Japanese islands and geological processes of island arcs in general. It contains contributions from over 70 different eminent researchers in their fields and is divided into 12 main chapters:
Geological Evolution of Japan: an Overview;
Regional Tectonostratigraphy (consisting of seven separate sections giving full coverage both to the different geographic regions and different geological ages);
Ophiolites and Ultramafic Units;
Neogene-Quaternary Sedimentary Successions;
Deep Seismic Structure;
Coastal Geology and Oceanography;
Mineral and Hydrocarbon Resources;
Field Geotraverse, Geoparks and Geomuseums (with information on travelling by public transport to see some of the great geological sites of Japan).
Each chapter includes the unique contribution of an extensive aid to the written forms of geology-related names in Japanese.