The whole region is underlain by nearly horizontal and undisturbed rocks of the Palaeozoic from the Devonian downward.
The town is built on high ground underlain by solid limestone, and has much natural and architectural beauty.
Speleological Potential Of Turkey About one third of Turkey is underlain by carbonate rocks.
Much of Shaftesbury's career, increasingly so as it came near its close, is incapable of defence; but it has escaped most of his critics that his life up to the Restoration, apparently full of inconsistencies, was evidently guided by one leading principle, the determination to uphold the supremacy of parliament, a principle which, however obscured by self-interest, appears also to have underlain his whole political career.
This forms part of the plain of the St Lawrence, underlain by Palaeozoic limestones and shales, with some sandstone, all furnishing useful building material and working up into a good soil.