Brackets refer to bibliography entries at end of each chapter.
GEOLOGIC TERMINOLOGY AND CLASSIFICATIONS FORGEOLOGIC MATERIALS
Established References for GeologicalTerminology
Adaptations or refinements of the Bureau of Reclamation(Reclamation) standards presented in this and subse-quent chapters may be established to meet specific designrequirements or site-specific geologic complexity when justified.The
Glossary of Geology,
Fourth Edition 
, published bythe American Geological Institute (AGI), 1997, is acceptedby Reclamation as the standard for definitions of geologicwords and terms except for the nomenclature, definitions,or usage established in this chapter and chapters 3, 4,and 5.The North American Stratigraphic Code (NASC)  is theaccepted system for classifying and naming stratigraphicunits. However, Reclamation's engineering geology pro-grams are focused primarily on the engineering prop-erties of geologic units, not on the details of formalstratigraphic classification. Stratigraphic names are notalways consistent within the literature, often change fromone locality to another, and do not necessarily conveyengineering properties or rock types. Use of stratigraphicnames in Reclamation documents normally will beinformal (lower case) (see NASC for discussion of formal versus informal usage). Exceptions to informal usage arefor names previously used formally in the area in discus-sions of geologic setting or regional geology. Normally,