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Using a stereonet to calculate strike and dip from alpha-beta angles in oriented drill core The attitude of a surface in oriented drill core can be determined by the measuring two internal core angles known as alpha (α) and beta (β). These numbers are then normally entered […]

Sense of Movement Structures in Fault Zones.  Part 3: Identification criteria Within or adjacent to a fault zone, various minor structures can be present that enable the sense of movement across the fault to be determined.  These structures are often called kinematic indicators. In Part 1 of […]

Sense of Movement  Structures in Fault Zones :  Part 2 – Examples Within or adjacent to fault zones, various minor associated structures can be present that enable the sense of movement across the fault to be determined. These structures are often called kinematic indicators. This is the […]

Sense of movement structures in fault zones - Part 1, Theory Within or adjacent to fault zones, various minor associated structures can be present that enable the sense of movement across the fault to be determined. These structures are called movement or kinematic indicators. Faults are the host […]

TARGETING DRILL HOLES It is a truism that ore bodies are rare and hard to locate. If this were not so, they would hardly be worth finding.  Explorers search for them by drilling holes into the ground.  A single drill hole produces a very small sample […]

The Three Point Problem In a previous post (see here) I described how quantitative orientation data can be collected from from a single drill hole, even where the core is not oriented.  In this post, techniques for collecting orientation data on planes are described when more than one […]

Measuring Structure in Non-Oriented Drill Core My drill core is not oriented. How do I measure structure? Down-hole orientation surveys record the deviation of a drill hole from its initial azimuth and inclination. However, the solid stick of drill core (sometimes, not so solid) recovered from a […]