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Blog Posts Tagged "thin section"
Submitted by Amy West on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 03:04
Our entire mission is dependent on seismic data and our interpretation of it. We can be wildly off, or spot on with what we think we’ll encounter during drilling. It’s a highly educated guess, but what worried many members of the team was drilling through too much sediment before they hit the hard rock.
Submitted by Marion Burgio on Thu, 12/31/2015 - 13:52
Jim, Lyderic, Tomo, Chuan-Zou, Biswajit, Alessio
They focus on lithology and mineral composition. They have to determine grain size, modal composition (percentages of olivine, plagioclases, pyroxenes), texture ... observing the cores. And the thin sections are carefully chosen to tell the story of the magmatic chamber !
Submitted by Marion Burgio on Tue, 01/05/2016 - 15:04
Jiansong Zhang, our Chinese reporter, gives a new vision of these 'dry' olivine-gabbro!!! let's see
Courtesy of Bill Crawford, IODP imaging specialist
What do you see ?
Submitted by Marion Burgio on Sun, 01/10/2016 - 22:07
Answer episode 1 : A horse giving birth ... by Jiansong Zhang our poetry-geologist !
Can you guess this one ?
Courtesy of Bill Crawford, IODP Imaging specialist