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Each township is numbered north and south from the base line. The first horizontal 6-mile-wide tract north of the base line is designated Township One North (T1N), the second T2N, and so on. Vertical lines at 6-mile intervals that parallel the principal meridian define north–south tracts, called ranges. Each range is numbered east and west of the principal meridian. The first vertical 6-mile-wide tract west of the principal meridian is designated Range One West (R1W), the second R2W, and so on.
S. Geological Survey topographic map symbols. Using the standard map symbols as a guide, locate examples of various types of roads, buildings, woodland areas, and streams on the topographic map supplied by your instructor. 10. In general, what colors are used for the following types of features? Highways and roads: _______________________ Buildings: _________________________________ Urban areas: _______________________________ Wooded areas: _____________________________ Water features: _____________________________ Map Scales You are probably familiar with scale model airplanes or cars that are miniature representations of the actual objects.
Although crystalline sedimentary rocks can be similar in appearance to some igneous rocks, they tend to consist of minerals—most often calcite, halite, or gypsum—that are easily distinguished from the silicate minerals found in igneous rocks. 10. Use these photos and the preceding discussion to answer the following questions. 25. What characteristic can be used to distinguish Sample A (conglomerate) from Sample B (breccia)? 26. List the name(s) of the chemical sedimentary rocks that clearly exhibit a clastic texture.