Microtectonics pp 231-237 | Cite as

From Sample to Section

  • C. W. Passchier
  • R. A. J. Trouw


A sound analysis of microstructures relies on correct sampling and on the right choice of the direction in which thin sections are cut from samples. This chapter discusses the steps of sample collection; choice of sectioning plane, and problems involved in the interpretation of three-dimensional structures from two-dimensional sections.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. W. Passchier
    • 1
  • R. A. J. Trouw
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für GeowissenschaftenUniversität MainzMainzGermany
  2. 2.Depto. de GeologiaUniversidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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