Paleomagnetism provides alternative core orientation methods

Paleomagnetic techniques provide a means for orienting the vast volumes of inventoried core samples. This article presents three methods, developed at the University of Windsor's Paleomagnetics Laboratory, for using the characteristic remanent magnetization in core orientation. Two sets of orientation lines were used on this sample taken from the Sulfur Point dolomite (Devonian) of Northern Alberta. First, a master orientation line (MOL), with arrows indicating the top of the core, defines the overall spatial relationship of the core. Second, additional lines are drawn to orient the plug in relationship to the MOL (Fig. 1).Click here to enlarge imageOriented cores furnish geologists ...

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