The geology of Cornwall has been the subject of considerable interest to academic and commercial geologists due to its diversity and complexity. A literature of significant historical interest exists, and this literature is analyzed in this text, together with a wide-ranging review of the current position and assessments of the environmental consequences of rock and mineral exploitation. The volume contains contributions by 21 leading geologists, providing an up-to-date review of current research. It includes a listing of sites of notable scientific interest.
C.M. Bristow is Visiting Professor in Industrial Geology, Camborne School of Mines E.B. Selwood is Senior Lecturer in Earth Science, University of Exeter. E. M. Durrance is Emeritus Professor of Geology, University of Nebraska