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Geological studies - Geological breaks
:: Geological studies >> Geological breaks

The breaks are meant to define the geological series of a given region or in the country’s scale. They also show the thickness and arrangement of the different geological formation.

There are three types of geological breaks :

  • The Basic gelogical breaks describe the geological series of a given region and are exactly the transcription of the land in reality.
  • The Typical breaks are made from a synthesis of all the outcrop series on a given paper. Each one of them geological papers is accompanied with a certain number of basic-geologic and typical breaks.
  • The reference breaks, are defined by a a publication and are the most completed and representable breaks of a geological formation in the country’s scale.


Geologic map in 1/50000 (The Salines)
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Reference break: Bahloul
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