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An integrated scheme for rock classification suitable for both field and laboratory use. Its hierarchical structure means that classification is appropriate to the level of information available. The scheme is divided into four volumes covering the igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks, sediments and sedimentary rocks, and artificial ground and natural superficial deposits.

Rock Classification Scheme - Vol 1 - Igneous
The report, newly reformatted and re-released here as BGS Research report RR-99-06, has 34 figures and an appendix listing approved names for igneous rocks.
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Rock Classification Scheme - Vol 2 - Metamorphic
The report, issued here as BGS Research Report RR 99-02, has nine figures, seven tables and an appendix listing approved rock names.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 277 KB]
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Rock Classification Scheme - Vol 3 - Sedimentary
The report, issued here as BGS Research Report RR 99-03, includes 14 figures and 12 tables.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF 467 KB]
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Rock Classification Scheme - Vol 4 - Superficial
The report, issued here as BGS Research Report RR 99-04, includes 26 tables and 16 figures.
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Scheme for classifying discontinuities and fillings
The report issued here as BGS Research Report RR/10/05 includes 18 figures and tables.
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