1. AIM OF THIS ASSESSMENT The AIM is to use geological information on the assessment map to determine where a large hotel could be constructed. You will submit your work as a short report to a client who has commissioned you to assess where a hotel for 100 guests could be built. Important note: Modern civil engineers use a mixture of paper maps and digital maps. Therefore it is important for you to be able to analyse a paper map as well as make use of digital resources.
2. PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: An assessment map, the Wells Sheet, is on the wall in room TOWD307; this exercise will be mostly done using internet resources, but this paper map may be useful to study as you work on the exercise. The following points should be noted: 1. This is a DRIFT GEOLOGY map, meaning it shows both the solid geology and the drift that lies on top of the solid geology in some places 2. The map covers Devonian, Carboniferous, Triassic, Jurassic and later Quaternary time periods 3. The rock types represented by the map are sedimentary, of limestones, sandstones, and shales, plus some minor deposits. 4. The map contains a major unconformity. Can you identify it, and determine what rock units lie above and below the unconformity? It is quite important that you understand the importance of the unconformity, so please ask if you do not understand this. 5. The map contains numerous major folds. Can you identify what types of folds they are, and determine the orientation of the fold axial plane? Therefore can you understand