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(Pt E330-1, E344-5) Isle of Wight (1:50,000/B&S)

(Pt E330-1, E344-5) Isle of Wight (1:50,000/B&S)

A geological map of the Isle of Wight.

The Isle of Wight's geology is a fascinating tapestry of sedimentary rocks, primarily from the Cretaceous and Paleogene periods, shaped by the Alpine Orogeny. This geological activity created the Isle of Wight monocline, evident in the striking formations at The Needles, Alum Bay, and Whitecliff Bay.

The island's subsurface reveals layers from the Devonian, Triassic, and Jurassic periods, including sandstones, claystones, and limestones, indicative of a shallow water sedimentation environment. Key formations like the Wealden Group, Lower Greensand Group, and the Chalk Group illustrate a history of marine conditions and varied sedimentation processes.

Additionally, the map captures the Palaeogene strata's response to sea level changes, showcasing formations such as the Lambeth Group and the Solent Group, which offer a glimpse into the island's dynamic geological evolution.

Originally surveyed in 1856 by H.W. Bristow and W.T. Aveline, and later re-surveyed by C. Reid and A Strahan in 1886-87, this map has undergone numerous updates, including a comprehensive resurvey between 2007 to 2009 by P.M. Hopson, A.R. Farrant, A.J. Newell, K.A. Lee, and J. Thompson, under the guidance of Chief Geologist England, J. Ford.

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