LithologyColumn 1.0

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Create lithologic logs for core descriptions or outcrop sections from tab-delimited text data.
1) Describe lithology from core or a measured section. Save descriptions as a text file.
2) Use Lithology Column to create individual stratigraphic columns (from the text files).
3) Create several columns at the same scale (save as a PICT file or copy to the clipboard).
4) Assemble the columns side-by-side in a graphics application such as Canvas or ClarisDraw. 

Open a tab-delimited ASCII TEXT file that contains the descriptive lithology data.
The information for each lithology column must be organized into a text file with 6 columns, as follows:
Lithology name[tab]interval top[tab]interval base[tab]grainsize[tab]direction of change[tab]comments¶ 

Lithology name -text, use consistent terminology, automatic lithology types defined by lithology name.
Interval top -number, depth of top of interval
Interval base -number, depth of base of interval; (base-top=thickness of interval)
Grainsize -number, 0 to 10; values for the x-axis of the artificial grainsize (gamma-ray) log.
Direction of change -number, optional, 0=no change, 1=fining up, 2=coarsening up; if blank default=0
Comments -text, optional, description or comments printed next to lithology log; 256 character length (MS Excel limit) 

Create stratigraphic lithology columns from tab-delimited text data. 


  • Continuously variable scale
  • Major and minor scale tick marks
  • Interactive measurement with mouse
  • Variable box width
  • Variable font and font size
  • Select from all available fonts
  • Full keyboard scrolling: Home, End, Page Up, Page Down, and the 4 directional arrow keys.
  • Data output is formatted as PICT. 
  • Price: $150 US

    Pierre A. Zippi
    7518 Twin Oaks Court
    Garland, Texas 75044



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    Example output:
    The output is a PICT graphic file that is completely editable with any graphics application.

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