Country rock (geology)

For the musical genre, see Country rock.

Country rock is a geological term meaning the rock native to an area. It is similar and in many cases interchangeable with the terms basement and wall rocks.

The term is used to denote the usual strata of a region in relation to the rock which is being discussed or observed.

The following are areas in geology when the term country rock is used;


  1. Patricia L. Barnes-Svarney; Thomas E. Svarney (2004). The Handy Geology Answer Book. Visible Ink Press. pp. 113–. ISBN 978-1-57859-156-5.

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