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Geology and geoheritage potential of fossil site in Aring 4, Gua Musang, Kelantan


Nur Syakirah Murat (2021) Geology and geoheritage potential of fossil site in Aring 4, Gua Musang, Kelantan. Final Year Project thesis, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan. (Submitted)


Geoheritage is described as a contemporary concept for conservation of the nature due to its historical value. As proposed by McBriar (1995), geoheritage comprises of minerals distribution, rocks, fossils, landforms and unique geomorphological features, which portrayed the effect of Earth forces during the past and the present. This research is conducted at Aring 4, Gua Musang, Kelantan. The research is done by the interpretation of geological map and also involves secondary data, which the data has been collected by the previous researchers in the study area. The data obtained will be processed in ArcGIS software. The objectives of this research are as following: 1) To update a geological map with a scale of 1:25 000, 2) To identify the potential of Aring 4, Gua Musang as a geoheritage site, and 3) To assess the significant values in several aspects which is by qualitative assessment of paleontological heritage. The methods that will be applied during conducting the research is map interpretation using ArcGIS and Data Elevation Model (DEM), and the qualitative assessment of geoheritage potential based on the heritage parameters which are focusing on the paleontological criteria. The parameters will be given ranking score, based on the geoheritage characterization assessment guide by Endere & Prado (2014). By the result of geological map interpretation, the study area is dominated by mainly mudstone, which are classified into two units which are tuffaceous mudstone and carbonaceous mudstone. The geoheritage potential of Aring 4 is considered as low, as the area only obtains a total score of 24.

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Item Type: Undergraduate Final Project Report
Collection Type: Final Year Project
Date: 2021
Number of Pages: 80
Supervisor: Ir Arham Muchtar Achmad Bahar
Programme: Bachelor Applied Science (Geoscience)
Institution: Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
Faculty/Centre/Office: Faculty of Earth Sciences
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