Anomalous drill-core parting in the sediments of the Upper Silesian basin

Alena Kožušníková, Věra Fialová, Ivan Hoch


Anomalous jointing of drillcores is sometimes observed in prospect boreholes in the Upper Silesian basin. The drillcore is jointed into discs, slices or porringers that are not resemblant to natural jointing. This occurs in various types o f sediments, but especially in brittle rocks. Orientation of jointing planes is perpendicular to the borehole axis and does not depend on the distance from the front of the core run. Anomalous jointing reflects locally increased stress in the layer.

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