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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
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
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
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
Data output is formatted as PICT.
Price: $150 US
Pierre A. Zippi
7518 Twin Oaks Court
Garland, Texas 75044
How to order
The output is a PICT graphic file that is completely editable with
any graphics application.
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