A Geological Survey of Ukraine
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This paper takes a look at the geology of the Ukraine. It points out that the dearth of centralized information on the geological resources and history of the Ukrainian region is striking. The purpose of this survey is to discuss some of the larger and more sweeping points related to the geological nature of Ukraine, including some of the geological history of the region, the dominant natural resources, and some of its more significant natural features. The paper concludes that the major geological features of Ukraine reveal the incredible depth of influence that ancient geological forces have had on the manifestation of modern Ukraine.
From the Paper:"Ukraine is the second largest nation in Europe, boasting 233,090 square miles of territory. Located in Eastern Europe, it was once part of the former Soviet Union. Much of the country consists of fertile steppe land--in fact, it was one of the primary grain producing regions of the former Soviet Union. In addition, the Carpathian Mountains lie partially in the nation, to the west, and the Crimean Mountains run along the extreme southern edge of Ukraine (Bilocerkowycz). The entire region is rich in geological history, with a number of intriguing features that highlight the uniqueness of Ukraine and its geology."
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