Quick-look Structural Analysis


  • Filtering of manual dip data to extract indicators of the palaeohorizontal during deposition.
  • Display of such data on tadpole plots, azimuth plots and rose histograms.
  • Vector analysis (including azimuth walkouts and cumulative dip magnitude plots) to identify orientation changes between structural zones.
  • Stereographical analysis of filtered bedding data by zone to generate representative structural dips defining post-depositional (generally tectonic) rotation.
  • Identification of probable faults by direct observation, bedding drag and fractures (damage zones).
  • Presentation of fracture and fault data by type as stereoplots.
  • Examination and interpretation of structural zone boundaries into e.g. unconformities, faults, palaeohorizontal changes.