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Structure from photographs of oriented core: STORC


Berry, R and Nguyen, K, Structure from photographs of oriented core: STORC, Economic Geology and the Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists, 111, (7) pp. 1525-1527. ISSN 0361-0128 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.2113/econgeo.111.7.1525


Measuring the orientation of structures on drill core is laborious. However, the measurements can be carried out with a similar accuracy from high-quality digital photographs of drill core. This approach is much faster and has better quality control than manual measurement. Software has been developed that speeds up the measurement of structural data - both planes and lines - in oriented core, with only minor loss in precision of measurement. Where high-quality drill core images are available, the orientation of planes can be measured at about 2/min. One area where the improved throughput is significant is in discontinuity analysis for modelling blast fragmentation and geotechnical rock quality. In this case it is important to measure all the joints to define the population spacing. A manual is provided in the online supplement. The installer for the software is available from the corresponding author.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:structure, drill core, computer program
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Structural geology and tectonics
Objective Division:Mineral Resources (Excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Group:Mineral exploration
Objective Field:Mineral exploration not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Berry, R (Associate Professor Ron Berry)
ID Code:112268
Year Published:2016
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (IH130200004)
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Earth Sciences
Deposited On:2016-11-01
Last Modified:2022-07-12
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