Geological maps, particularly regional geological maps (as opposed to site maps, mine maps, and the like), are the basic tools of the Earth Sciences. In a sense, they constitute the holy writs of geologists and, as such, they can be the cause of much controversy. Conflict resolution is possible, however, because the rocks remain in place, to be viewed (and remapped) by successive geologists armed with new ideas and a progressively more evolved theoretical framework. Unfortunately for the Earth Sciences, regional geological mapping is in decline and may become a “lost art”. I’ll return to this at the close of...

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