Geological map of Kras 1: 100.000
Geological study of the Kras region was part of various research programmes and projects over the last two decades and was performed with financial support from the Geological Survey of Slovenia and the Slovenian Research Agency.
The research was led by Dr. Bogdan Jurkovšek (Geological Survey of Slovenia) during the period 1987-2008, and most of it was aimed to prepare a new geological map. Simultaneously, a number of other geological projects were conducted in order to improve the geological understanding of Kras as a unique natural and cultural phenomenon.
Geological map of Kras 1 : 100,000 represents a modern map that synthesizes data previously published on the Geological Map of the Southern part of the Trieste-Komen Plateau 1:50,000 (Jurkovšek et al., 1996) and Geological Map of the Northern part of the Trieste-Komen Plateau 1:25,000 (Jurkovšek, 2008, 2010). Both maps are based on methods of sequence stratigraphy that enable wide correlation of genetically related strata.
The map is generalized, with no detailed topographic base, but it includes all major litostratigraphic units and basic structural-tectonic elements, which are necessary for general use. Detailed descriptions of the lithostratigraphic units are given in the legend.
Another publication, the Geological map of Kras at scale of 1: 50,000, is in preparation, while a monograph entitled Geology of Kras (Jurkovšek et al., 2013) has already been published.
Jurkovšek, B., Toman, M., Ogorelec, B., Šribar, L., Šribar, Lj., Poljak, M. & Drobne, K., 1996: Formacijska geološka karta južnega dela Tržaško-komenske planote 1:50.000 : kredne in paleogenske karbonatne kamnine. Geological map of the southern part of the Trieste-Komen Plateau 1:50.000 : Cretaceous and Paleogene carbonate rocks. Inštitut za geologijo, geotehniko in geofiziko, 143 pp., Ljubljana.
Jurkovšek, B., 2008: Geološka karta severnega dela Tržaško-komenske planote 1:25.000 = Geological Map of the Northern part of the Trieste-Komen Plateau 1:25.000. Geološki zavod Slovenije, Ljubljana.
Jurkovšek, B., 2010: Geološka karta severnega dela Tržaško-komenske planote 1:25.000, Tolmač = Geological Map of the Northern part of the Trieste-Komen Plateau 1:25.000, Explanatory Book, 72 pp., Geološki zavod Slovenije, Ljubljana.
Jurkovšek, B., Cvetko Tešović, B. & Kolar-Jurkovšek, T., 2013: Geologija Krasa = Geology of Kras. Geološki zavod Slovenije, Ljubljana (v tisku/in print).