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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 9 (1925)

Issue: 3. (May-June)

First Page: 451

Last Page: 463

Title: The Determination of Formation Thicknesses by the Method of Graphical Integration

Author(s): E. L. Ickes


The article describes a method for estimating with considerable accuracy the thickness of strata exposed in any section at the surface. The dip of the beds may vary from place to place in the section in any manner whatsoever so long as the beds are not overturned, and the folding may be of either the similar or parallel types. A curve is plotted based on the various dips, and the area inclosed by this curve or any portion of it is used for the purpose of calculating the formation thickness. The method is especially adapted for calculating thicknesses in sections having low angles of dip.

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