Collection and preparation of thin sections of oriented samples

V. L. Hansen

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Many techniques of microstructural analysis have become available for determining the shear sense in ductilely deformed tectonites; however, these techniques require that one collect oriented samples from the field and retain the sample orientation throughout the thin-section process in order to correctly determine shear sense with respect to map structures. The trick to collecting oriented samples is having a system, or conventions, which become familiar; a system with built-in redundancies is best because it helps one minimize and correct mistakes. In this paper, I outline a method for collecting and cutting oriented samples for microstructural analysis. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-297
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Geological Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990


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