The stratigraphic-sedimentologic data base

  • Andrew D. Miall


A successful basin analysis requires the collection and integration of several, perhaps many, different kinds of data. Direct observation of the rocks may or may not be fundamental to the study. In the case of a surface geological project, they will be preeminent, though perhaps supplemented by geochemical and geophysical information, plus laboratory analysis of collected samples. For subsurface petroleum studies, actual rock material available for examination may be very limited, consisting of well cuttings from rotary drilling, plus a few short cores. Petrophysical well logs and regional seismic lines may provide at least as important a part of the total data base. Investigations for stratabound ores and minerals typically employ networks of diamond drill holes from which a continuous core is normally available.


Bedding Plane Sedimentary Structure Trace Fossil Clastic Rock Stratigraphic Section 
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  • Andrew D. Miall
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  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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